Previously, it was reported that actress Seo Ye Ji had won the female popularity award at the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards. It was reported that she had garnered over 780,000 votes within a little over a week. Voting was open to global fans as well. She had then been in discussions to make an appearance at the awards show.
However, on May 12, 2021, it was announced that Seo Ye Ji had decided to not attend the show for the best interests of both her and the Baeksang Arts Awards. Her decision would also be showing consideration for the other winners of the awards, for the public interest in her appearance due to recent controversies may overshadow the awards ceremony.
Other actors such as Kim Hee Ae, Kang Ha Neul, Ahn Hyo Seop, Lee Da Mi, Jung Il Woo, Kwon Yuri, Han Ye Ri and more will be in attendance of the show. It will not be open to audiences due to coronavirus restrictions.