RYOO Seung-wan’s crime thriller <The Unjust> snapped up three top prizes at the 32nd Blue Dragon Awards, winning Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Box office hit <War of the Arrows> picked up five awards, including Best Actor for PARK Hae-il and Best Technical Effects for OH Se-young who did the period action thriller’s action choreography.
KIM Ha-neul won Best Actress for her performance in <Blind> as a woman without sight who becomes a prime witness hunted by a serial killer.
YOON Sung-hyun won Best New Director with festival favorite <Bleak Night>, his Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA) graduation film.
Rivaling the Grand Bell Awards, the Blue Dragon Awards are held annually by Sports Chosun newspaper. The ceremony was heldthe evening of Friday, Nov. 25 at Kyunghee University in Seoul.
Full awards list
Best Picture – <The Unjust>
Best Director – RYOO Seung-wan (<The Unjust>)
Best Actress – KIM Ha-neul (<Blind>)
Best Actor – PARK Hae-il (<War of the Arrows>)
Best Supporting Actor – RYOO Seung-ryong (<War of the Arrows>)
Best Supporting Actress – KIM Soo-mi (<Late Blossom>)
Best Screenplay – PARK Hoon-jung (<The Unjust>)
Best New Actress – MOON Chae-won (<War of the Arrows>)
Best New Actor – LEE Je -hoon (<Bleak Night>)
Best Cinematography – KIM Woo-hyoung (<The Front Line>)
Best Lighting – HWANG Soon-wook (<The Yellow Sea>)
Best Technical Effects – OH Se-young (action choreography, <War of the Arrows>)
Best Short Film Award – YANG Hyo-joo (<Broken Night>)
Best Music – Mowg (<Silenced>)
Best Art Direction – RYOO Seung-hee (<The Front Line>)
Highest Admissions for a Korean Film – <War of the Arrows>
Most Popular (Netizens’ Choice) – KO Soo (<The Front Line>), GONG Yoo (<Silenced>), CHOI Kang-hee (<Petty Romance>), KIM Hye-soo (<Villain & Widow>)
Nov. 29, 2011