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PARASITE Earns 5 Prizes at Blue Dragon Film Awards
Nov 25, 2019
- Writerby Pierce Conran
JUNG Woo-sung and JO Yeo-jeong Pick up Main Acting Prizes
BONG Joon-ho’s PARASITE was the big winner at the issue of this year’s 40th Blue Dragon Film Awards, where it picked up five prizes, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (JO Yeo-jeong), Best Supporting Actress (LEE Jung-eun) and Best Production Design (LEE Ha-joon).
JUNG Woo-sung was crowned Best Actor for his performance in the trial drama Innocent Witness while JO Woo-jin walked off with the Best Supporting Actor prize for his role in the financial drama Default (2018). PARK Hae-soo of the thriller By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture came away with the Best New Actor accolade while Best New Actress went to KIM Hye-jun of the affair drama Another Child.
LEE Sang-geun took home the Best New Director award for his debut EXIT and KIM Bora, the filmmaker behind the indie sensation House of Hummingbird, picked up the Best Screenplay prize.
In the technical categories, KANG Hyoung-chul’s period tap dance epic Swing Kids (2018) earned prizes for Best Cinematography and Lighting (KIM Jee-yong, CHO Kyu-young) and Best Editing (NAM Na-young). EXIT also earned a second prize as YOON Jin-yool and KWON Jee-hoon were handed the Technical Award for their stuntwork on the summer hit. Meanwhile KIM Tae-seong earned the Best Music award for his work on the occult thriller SVAHA : THE SIXTH FINGER,
This year’s Popular Star Awards went to LEE Kwang-soo (Inseparable Bros), LEE Ha-nee (Extreme Job), PARK Hyung-sik (Juror 8) and Yoon-a (EXIT). Extreme Job also earned the Most Popular Film Award, having attracted over 16 million viewers upon its release earlier this year, the second highest total of all time in Korea. Lastly, the Best Short Film prize went to director JANG Yu-jin for his film Milk.