published by: Dishya Sharma
Last update: April 29, 2023, 5:01 PM HST
Park Eun-bin won the Daesang at the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards.
Lawyer extraordinaire Woo’s portrayal of a determined young lawyer with Asperger’s Syndrome has captured the hearts of fans across South Korea and beyond.
South Korean actress Park Eun-bin’s emotional win at the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards has grabbed headlines, and it’s no surprise. The talented actress won the coveted Daesang for her outstanding performance in Extraordinary Attorney Woo, a show that won hearts and minds not just in South Korea but internationally when it was released in 2022.
When a tearful Park Eun-bin accepted the Best Drama Daesang Award, all eyes were on her. In her tearful acceptance speech, the actress shared a heartwarming story from her childhood. As a young girl, she dreamed of one day winning the Daesang, and today she made that dream come true. “When I was a kid, I thought I shouldn’t give up on my dream of being an actress, one day maybe I’ll get the daesang one day, and today I achieved my dream,” Park Eun Bin said. , leaving fans in tears with her. See her speech and translation below:
Extraordinary Attorney Woo tells the story of Woo Young Woo, a determined young lawyer with Asperger’s Syndrome, played by Park Eun Bin. Young Woo is a complex character, with a high IQ, an impressive memory, and a wonderfully creative thought process, but she struggles with day-to-day interactions due to her condition.
Park Eun-bin’s portrayal of Young Woo was nothing short of exceptional, as she masterfully portrayed the character’s internal struggles and personal growth throughout the series. Advocate extraordinaire Woo has tackled important social issues like corruption, inequality, and more, while shedding light on the challenges faced by people with autism.
Her win is a well-deserved recognition of her talent and dedication to her craft and serves as an inspiration to aspiring actors and actresses. Advocate extraordinaire Woo also highlights the importance of media representation and the power of storytelling in raising awareness and promoting understanding.
It wasn’t just Park Eun Bin who won an award at the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards for her drama. It was a big night for everyone involved with Extraordinary Attorney Woo, as the drama also won Best Director (TV) for director Yoo In Shik.
Other huge wins came for actress Song Hye Kyo who won Best Actress (TV) for her show The Glory, actor Lee Sung Min who won Best Actor (TV) for Reborn Rich, Best Actress (Movie) was nabbed by actress Tang Wei for Decision to Leave, and Best Actor (Movie) was won by actor Ryu Jun Yeol for The Night Owl.
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