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Paeksang Arts nominees announced

The 50th annual Paeksang Arts Awards revealed its list of nominees yesterday on its official website, with the roundup ranging from actors and comedians to screenwriters and producers.

Founded in 1965, Paeksang has long been seen as an authority on popular culture and is known for holding nominees up to a strict set of criteria. Unlike other awards that only focus on TV or cinema, Paeksang encompasses both television and film categories.

Sponsored by the JoongAng Ilbo and JTBC, affiliates of the Korea JoongAng Daily, this year’s contest was particularly competitive.

Actor Kim Soo-hyun and Jun Ji-hyun of “My Love from the Star” (SBS) were nominated for best actor or actress, along with Yoo Ah-in, Lee Jong-suk and Go A-ra.

Producer Ahn Pan-seok of the JTBC drama “Secret Love Affair” will go up against Shin Won-ho, the creator of the popular tvN drama series “Respond, 1994.”

Successful entertainment shows recognized by Paeksang include tvN’s “Grandpas Over Flowers,” KBS2’s “Immortal Song,” “The Return of the Superman” and MBC’s “Real Men.” The JTBC program “Hidden Singer” was also in the lineup.

The awards ceremony will be held May 27 and will air live on JTBC.

By Kim Hee-eun, contributing writer
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