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ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU Leads Blue Dragon Awards Nominees with 13 Nods
- Writerby Pierce Conran
THE BOOK OF FISH Scores 8 Nominations for Upcoming 42nd Edition
Ryoo Seungwan’s acclaimed action-drama Escape from Mogadishu is leading the nominees’ list for the upcoming 42nd edition of the Blue Dragon Film Awards. The film has received 13 nominations in 10 categories, including Best Film and Best Director.
Close behind is director Lee Joonik’s black and white period drama The Book of Fish, which scored 10 nominations in nine categories. The films also dominated the Best Actor category, with two nominations apiece - Kim Yunseok and Zo Insung for Escape from Mogadishu and Sul Kyunggu and Byun Yohan for The Book of Fish. Filling out the category was Song Joongki for the Netflix film Space Sweepers.
Illustrating the rise in popularity and critical acclaim of streaming titles, Netflix was very prominent on the nominees list with Space Sweepers, The Call (2020) and Night in Paradise bagging eight, six and five nominations, respectively.
Space Sweepers was also nominated for Best Film, along with Hostage: Missing Celebrity and THE DAY I DIED: UNCLOSED CASE (2020). Jo Sunghee also landed on the Best Director list for Space Sweepers, alongside Park Hoonjung (Night in Paradise) and Lee Seungwon (Three Sisters, 2020).
The Best Actress category features Kim Hyesoo (THE DAY I DIED: UNCLOSED CASE), Moon Sori (Three Sisters), Lim Yoona (Miracle: Letters to the President), Jeon Yeobeen (Night in Paradise) and Jun Jongseo (The Call).
The Blue Dragon Film Awards will take place on November 26 at KBS Hall in Seoul.