Baeksang Arts Awards 2022: ‘Twenty-Five, Twenty-One’ So Nominated Disappointed, Here’s Why
The 2022 Baeksang Arts Awards Has Just Announced The Full List Of Nominees. ‘Twenty-Five, Twenty-One’ Being One Of The Best Drama Nominations Turned Out To Trigger Negative Reactions.
The 2022 Baeksang Arts Awards has announced the full list of nominees. Being one of the nominees for Best Drama in the event, apparently ” Twenty-Five, Twenty-One ” was met with a disappointed reaction.
“Twenty-Five, Twenty-One” starring Nam Joo Hyuk and Kim Tae Ri is a candidate against other dramas. The rivals for this drama include Netflix’s ” DP “, Netlfix’s ” Squid Game “, MBC’s ” The Red Sleeve “, and wavve’s ” Going to the Blue House Like This “.
Right after the nomination list was released, South Korean netizens expressed objections to the inclusion of “Twenty-Five, Twenty-One” there. Netizens’ disappointment is suspected because this drama was involved in several controversies during its broadcast. For this reason, netizens expressed their disappointment in online forums.
“Twenty-Five, Twenty-One” tells about the growth of young people due to the IMF crisis in 1998. In particular, this drama tells the romantic relationship between an adult male, reporter Baek Yi Jin (Nam Joo Hyuk) at the age of 23, and a fencer. Na Hee Do (Kim Tae Ri) who is still 19 years old.
It’s not only the relationship between adults and minors that has been in the spotlight, “Twenty-Five, Twenty-One” has also been protested for bringing up the tragedy of the 9/11 Terror in the United States. When they did the LDR, Na Hee Do laughed happily while watching Baek Yi Jin cover the tragedy. No doubt, this was immediately protested after airing.
Knowing that “Twenty-Five, Twenty-One” was tinged with controversy but still a nomination, netizens were busy commenting. They regret that the committee did not consider the existing controversy. In addition, some hope that ” Juvenile Justice ” is nominated.
“Even though the drama is popular, I don’t agree that it was chosen as the Best Drama nomination,” said one netizen. “It seems they don’t care about the fact that this drama has a lot of controversy,” another netizen commented. “Even ‘Juvenile Justice’ was not nominated,” continued another.
Entering its 58th year, the Baeksang Arts Awards will be held on May 6, 2022 at 19:45 local time. The award ceremony itself was held at KINTEX located in Ilsan, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do and broadcast through JTBC. This award is intended to appreciate content from 3 sectors, namely television drama, film and theater.