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  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance triumphs at Blue Dragon Awards
  • Dec 14, 2005
  • PARK Chan-wook's Sympathy for Lady Vengeance proved to be the big winner at the 26th Blue Dragon Awards ceremony on November 29, picking up Best Picture honors as well as a Best Actress award for LEE Young-ae. The film, which previously screened at the Venice Film Festival in August, sold over 3.6 million tickets on its release this summer. Other films that took home multiple awards included PARK Jin-pyo's melodrama You Are My Sunshine, which was presented with Best Director and Best Actor for HWANG Jung-min; PARK Kwang-hyun's Welcome to Dongmakgol, which won Best Supporting Actor for IM Ha-ryong, Best Supporting Actress for KANG Hye-jung, and a special award for top-grossing film; JUNG Yoon-cheol's Marathon, which won Best New Director and Best Music (KIM Joon-sung); and LEE Myung-se's Duelist, which won for Best Art Direction and Best Lighting. A full list of award winners is presented below. The Blue Dragon Awards is considered one of the top awards ceremonies in Korea, together with the Grand Bell Awards which are held each spring. Best Picture - Sympathy For Lady Vengeance Best Director - PARK Jin-pyo (You Are My Sunshine) Best New Director - JUNG Yoon-cheol (Marathon) Best Leading Actor - HWANG Jung-min (You Are My Sunshine) Best Leading Actress - LEE Young-ae (Sympathy For Lady Vengeance) Best Supporting Actor - IM Ha-ryong (Welcome To Dongmakgol) Best Supporting Actress - KANG Hye-jung (Welcome To Dongmakgol) Best New Actor - CHEON Jung-myung (The Aggressives) Best New Actress - KIM Ji-soo (This Charming Girl) Best Original Screenplay - GO Yoon-hee and HAN Jae-rim (Rules of Dating) Best Cinematography - KIM Ji-yong (A Bittersweet Life) Best Art Direction - LEE Hyung-joo and JO Geun-hee (Duelist) Best Lighting - SHIN Kyung-man (Duelist) Best Music - KIM Joon-sung (Marathon) Technical Award - SHIN Jae-ho (Blood Rain, for Special Make-up) Audience Award - JANG Jin (producer and writer of Welcome to Dongmakgol) Popular Star Award - KIM Soo-mi, JO Seung-woo, KANG Dong-won, HA Ji-won
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