8 Baeksang Arts Awards Nominees and Their Courses in College

Some even took up college majors that are not related to acting at all.
by Mylene Mendoza   |  May 12, 2021
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ICYDK, several of your favorite Hallyu actors and actresses are once again recognized for their outstanding acting performances in the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards, a major awards ceremony in South Korea (you can say it's kind of like the Oscars of South Korea). 

ICYMI, here are the nominees for the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards:

Best Actor

Kim Soo Hyun – It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Song Joong Ki – Vincenzo

Lee Joon Gi – Flower of Evil

Uhm Ki Joon – The Penthouse

Shin Ha Kyun – Beyond Evil

Best Actress

Seo Ye Ji – It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Kim So Yeon – The Penthouse

Kim So Hyun – River Where the Moon Rises

Shin Hye Sun – Mr. Queen

Uhm Ji Won – Birthcare Center

But aside from their incredible acting chops, many of the nominees also went to college to study. Some even took up college majors that are not related to acting at all.

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In case you're curious, here are a few of the Baeksang nominees and their college courses:

Kim Soo Hyun

Kim Soo Hyun is nominated for his role as Moon Gang Tae in It's Okay to Not Be Okay. He attended Chung Ang University and majored in theater.

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Song Joong Ki

Song Joong Ki is nominated for his role as Vincenzo Cassano in Vincenzo. He went to Sungkyunkwan University and took up Business Administration.

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Lee Joon Gi

It is said that Lee Joon Gi went to Seoul Arts College under their Acting Arts Department. A blog post from the official page of the school even congratulated him for landing his role in Flower of Evil.

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Shin Ha Kyun

Shin Ha Kyun is nominated for his role as Lee Dong Sik in Beyond Evil. It is said that he attended Seoul Institute of the Arts and trained as a stage actor.

Seo Ye Ji

In an interview on South Korea's Knowing Bros, Seo Ye Ji shared that she lived in Spain for three years to study. Many reports also state that she studied Journalism at Complutense University of Madrid in Spain. In an official statement made by her agency after her recent controversies popped up, the clarified that Seo Ye Ji was accepted to the university and was preparing to attend, but was not able to regularly commit due to her schedules in Korea.

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Shin Hye Sun

Shin Hye Sun is nominated for her role as Kim So Yong in Mr. Queen. She attended Sejong University and majored in Film Arts.

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Kim So Hyun

Kim So Hyun played Princess Pyeonggang in River Where the Moon Rises, which earned her a Baeksang nomination. In 2017, Kim So Hyun got accepted to Hanyang University under the school's Department of Theater and Film.

Uhm Ji Won

Uhm Ji Won is nominated for her role as Oh Hyun Jin in Birthcare Center. She attended Kyungpook National University under the Department of Geography.

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