The Baeksang Arts Awards ceremony, annually held by IS PLUS Corp. over several decades, was conducted for the 53rd time last May 3, 2017.
Contrary to popular expectation, the Korean Drama TV series bet “Goblin” failed to garner the “Best Drama” category. Fans of the show were quite disappointed because they thought the show would easily win the award.
Other shows nominated for best drama were: Moonlight, Romantic Doctor and W.
But to the surprise of many, it was tvN’s “Dear My Friends”, a drama about a bunch of old people celebrating their friendship in their last (few) years on earth, who ended up winning the Best Drama award!
This unanticipated turn of events only meant one thing: popularity is not always the key to winning the final award.
Nevertheless, it is still a win-win situation for tvN.