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  • Grand Bell Awards 2004
  • Jun 11, 2004
  • The 41st edition of the Grand Bell (Daejong) Awards, Korea's oldest film awards ceremony, wrapped up on June 4 with a Best Picture award presented to KIM Ki-duk's Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring. This comes after the film won Best Picture at the rival Blue Dragon (Cheongryeong) Awards held last December. The Korea-German co-production beat out Cannes Grand Prix winner Old Boy, which nonetheless collected five awards for directing (PARK Chan-wook), lead actor (CHOI Min-shik), musical score, lighting, and editing. Other films to win major awards include Cinema Service's blockbuster Silmido with four awards including the Special Jury Prize; KANG Jae-gyu's Tae Guk Gi with three awards including Best Cinematography; A Good Lawyer's Wife with a Best Actress award for MOON So-ri; and romantic comedy My Little Bride with Best New Actor and Actress awards for its young leads MOON Geun-young and KIM Rae-won. Also, in a mark of the increasing popularity of Korean cinema overseas, over 200 fans from Japan attended the ceremony at Sejong Performing Arts Center in downtown Seoul. A partial list of awards is printed below. 41st Grand Bell Awards, South Korea Best Picture: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring, LJ Film/Pandora Film Special Jury Prize: Silmido, Cinema Service Best Director: PARK Chan-wook, Old Boy Best Actor: CHOI Min-shik, Old Boy Best Actress: MOON So-ri, A Good Lawyer's Wife Best Cinematography: HONG Kyung-pyo, Tae Guk Gi Best New Director: CHOI Dong-hoon, The Big Swindle Best Supporting Actor: HEO Jun-ho, Silmido Best Supporting Actress: KIM Ga-yeon, Mr. Handy Best New Actress: MOON Geun-young, My Little Bride Best New Actor: KIM Rae-won, My Little Bride Best Screenplay: The Big Swindle, CHOI Dong-hoon Best Adapted Screenplay: Silmido, KIM Hui-jae Best Musical Score: JO Young-wook, Old Boy Best Costumes: JEONG Gu-ho and KIM Hee-ju, Untold Scandal Best Special Effects: MOON Byung-yong, etc., Natural City Executive Producing: Jonathan KIM, Silmido
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