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JUNG Woo-sung Takes BaekSang Arts Grand Prize for INNOCENT WITNESS

May 09, 2019
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THE SPY GONE NORTH Selected as Best Film at Awards Show


The BaekSang Arts Awards, a long-standing show body that recognizes achievements in both the film and television fields, held their 55th edition on May 1 in Seoul. The night’s Grand Prize went to star JUNG Woo-sung for his role in the well-received legal drama Innocent Witness, while YOON Jong-bin’s Cannes-selected Inter-Korean espionage drama The Spy Gone North (2018) took home the prize for Best Film.

The Spy Gone North also earned the Best Actor prize for LEE Sung-min. HAN Ji-min continued her streak of wins at domestic awards shows, as she picked up the Best Actress gong for her lead role in the indie drama Miss Baek (2018). Meanwhile, Best Director was bestowed to KANG Hyoung-chul for Swing Kids (2018), while KWAK Kyung-taek and KIM Tae-gyun took home the Best Screenplay Award for Dark Figure of Crime (2018).

In other acting prizes, the late KIM Joo-hyuk picked up another posthumous Best Supporting Actor prize for Believer (2018) and KWON So-hyun won the Best Supporting Actress prize. On Your Wedding Day lead KIM Young-kwang was named Best New Actor while SVAHA : THE SIXTH FINGER’s LEE Jae-in earned the Best New Actress accolade.

LEE Ji-won earned the Best New Director prize, bringing Miss Baek’s BaekSang win count to three, and finally HONG Kyeong-pyo picked up the Art Award for his cinematography on LEE Chang-dong’s BURNING (2018).
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