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37th Blue Dragon Best Actor Award & Acceptance Speech



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[Fan-cam] 37th Blue Dragon Focused on Byung-hun Lee



user posted imageFINALLY!!! Lee Byung Hun Wins Best Actor at the 37th Blue Dragon Awards, INSIDE MEN Wins Best Film!

His first Blue Dragon after 25 years & 7 nominations!!!

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November 26, 2016

Lee Byung-hun wins best actor at Blue Dragon Film Awards

Source: The Korea Herald

Actor Lee Byung-hun nabbed the Blue Dragon Film Award for best actor for the first time in his 25-year career, and after seven previous nominations, for his role as a smooth-talking gangster in last November’s political thriller “Inside Men.”

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“When I saw the script for “Inside Men,” I wondered if it exaggerated reality,” Lee said in his acceptance speech Friday at the awards ceremony at Kyung Hee University. “But ultimately it seems like reality has surpassed ‘Inside Men,’” he said, referring to the political scandal sweeping Korea involving Choi Soon-sil, under investigation for peddling unauthorized influence in state affairs and coercing funds from conglomerates.

Lee also addressed the mass candle vigils that have been calling for President Park Geun-hye’s resignation. “I had a belief that those candles would be candles of hope,” he said.

Lee’s character in the film, Ahn Sang-goo, is a mobster who ends up being crushed by larger political powers more ruthless and power-hungry than his group of fist-wielding crooks.

The 46-year-old actor debuted in 2001 with the military drama “Joint Security Area” and has since forayed into Hollywood, starring in blockbusters like “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” in 2009, “Terminator Genisys” in 2015, and “The Magnificent Seven” this year.

Among others nominated for the prize were Song Kang-ho for “The Age of Shadows,” Jung Woo-sung for “Asura: The City of Madness,” Kwak Do-won for “The Stranger (Goksung),” and Ha Jung-woo for “Tunnel.”

The award for best actress went to Kim Min-hee for her role as the lonely Japanese heiress Hideko in “The Handmaiden.” She beat out Kim Hye-soo, nominated for “Good Bye Single,” Son Ye-jin for “The Last Princess,” Youn Yuh-jung for “Bacchus Lady,” and Han Ye-ri for “Worst Woman.”

Kim, whose affair with married film director Hong Sang-soo was recently publicized, was not present at the ceremony. Producer Yoon Seok-chan of “The Handmaiden” received the award on her behalf.

“She worked harder than anyone on the film, from 2013 until last year’s sweltering summer,” he said. “It’s not easy to act in a foreign language. I will make sure to deliver the prize to her,” he said.

Other award recipients included Park So-dam, who won best supporting actress for “The Priests,” and Japanese actor Kunimura Jun, who won best supporting actor for “The Stranger.” The award for best director went to Na Hong-jin for “The Stranger,” while the award for the best film went to “Inside Men.”

The ceremony was moderated by actress Kim Hye-soo and actor Yoo Joon-sang.

The annual Blue Dragon Film Awards is considered one of Korea’s three most influential awards ceremonies. This year saw the 37th edition of the awards.

By Rumy Doo (doo@heraldcorp.com)

November 25, 2016

Winners Of The 37th Blue Dragon Film Awards Revealed

Source: Soompi by E. Kang

The 37th Blue Dragon Film Awards took place on November 25 to honor some of the best films and actors over the past year.

Nominees included 21 different productions that were released sometime between October 9, 2015 and October 9, 2016. Kim Hye Soo and Yoon Jun Sang were the masters of ceremonies this night.

Lee Byung Hun took home the title of Best Male Actor. Notably, this was the first time he’s received this award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards, despite being nominated numerous times. During his speech, he stated that the state of politics today seems to be in a worse state than the society that was shown in “Inside Men,” and encouraged everyone to not lose hope.

Kim Min Hee won Best Female Actor for her role in “The Handmaiden,” but was not in attendance.

As the first foreigner to receive an acting award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards, Kunimura Jun was named Best Supporting Actor, and was also one of the four people win the Popularity Award. He said that he’s honored to receive such an award for his first Korean production, and talked about the strength of Korean films.

Meanwhile, Park So Dam won Best Supporting Female Actor, and she tearfully thanked everyone for their support as she promised to continue to become an actress worthy of her award.

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See the full list of winners below!

Best Picture – “Inside Men” (Directed by Woo Min Ho)
Best Director – Na Hong Jin (“The Wailing”)
Best Male Actor – Lee Byung Hun (“Inside Men”)
Best Female Actor – Kim Min Hee (“The Handmaiden”)
Best Supporting Male Actor – Kunimura Jun (“The Wailing”)
Best Supporting Female Actor – Park So Dam (“The Priests”)
Best New Actor – Park Jung Min (“Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet”)
Best New Actress – Kim Tae Ri (“The Handmaiden”)
Best New Director – Yoon Ga Eun (“The World of Us”)
Best Cinematography – Lee Mo Gae, Lee Sung Hwan (“Asura: The City of Madness”)
Best Original Score – Jang Young Kyu, Dalparan (“The Wailing”)
Best Art Direction – Ryu Sung Hee (“The Handmaiden”)
Best Film Editing – Kim Sung Min (“The Wailing”)
Best Technical Achievement – Kwak Tae Yong, Hwang Hyo Gyun (Special Effects in “Train to Busan”)
Best Screenplay – Shin Yeon Sik (“Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet”)
Popularity Award – Jung Woo Sung (“Asura: The City of Madness”), Son Ye Jin (“The Last Princess”), Bae Doona (“Tunnel”), Kunimura Jun (“The Wailing”)
Most Viewed Picture – “Train to Busan”
Best Short Film – “Summer Night” (Directed by Lee Ji Won)

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'Inside Men' wins best film at Blue Dragon Awards

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Yonhap) -- South Korean crime thriller "Inside Men" won the top award at the 2016 Blue Dragon Awards, one of the nation's top two film honors, on Friday.

"Inside Men" took home best film and best actor awards during the awards show held at Kyunghee University in eastern Seoul.

Starring Lee Byung-hun, Cho Seung-woo and Baek Yun-shik, the movie portrays the complicated relationships between politicians, the press, the wealthy, law enforcement authorities and organized crime in South Korea.

Lee was honored for his lead role as the vengeful political henchman Ahn Sang-gu in the movie directed by Woo Min-ho.

Kim Min-hee of director Park Chan-wook's "The Handmaiden" was named best actress, while the best supporting actor and actress awards went to Kunimura Jun and Park So-dam of "The Wailing" and "The Priests." "The Wailing" also earned its helmer Na Hong-jin the best director award.

Park Jung-min and Kim Tae-ri claimed best new actor and new actress for "Dongju: The Portrait of A Poet" and "The Handmaiden," while the best rookie director award went to Yoon Ga-eun of "The World of Us."

Director Na Hong-jin of "The Wailing" walks on the red carpet during the 2016 Blue Dragon Awards ceremony at Kyunghee University in eastern Seoul on Nov. 25, 2016. (Yonhap)

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November 28, 2016

Lee Byung Hun's 8th nomination finally hits Best Actor jackpot at Blue Dragon Film Awards

The Korea Herald/ANN | AsiaOne

SEOUL - Actor Lee Byung Hun finally nabbed the Blue Dragon Film Award for best actor for the first time in his 25-year career - after seven previous nominations - for his role as a smooth-talking gangster in political thriller Inside Men.

"When I saw the script for Inside Men, I wondered if it exaggerated reality," he said in his acceptance speech on Friday at the awards ceremony at Kyung Hee University.

"But ultimately it seems like reality has surpassed Inside Men," he said, referring to the political scandal sweeping Korea involving Choi Soon Sil, under investigation for peddling unauthorised influence in state affairs and coercing funds from conglomerates.

Lee also addressed the mass candle vigils that have been calling for President Park Geun Hye's resignation. "I had a belief that those candles would be candles of hope," he said.

Lee's character in the film, Ahn Sang Goo, is a mobster who ends up being crushed by larger political powers more ruthless and power-hungry than his group of fist-wielding crooks.

The 46-year-old actor debuted in 2001 with the military drama Joint Security Area.

He has forayed into Hollywood, starring in blockbusters like G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra in 2009, Terminator Genisys in 2015, and The Magnificent Seven this year.

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The award for best actress went to Kim Min Hee for her role as a lonely Japanese heiress in The Handmaiden.

Kim, whose affair with married film director Hong Sang Soo was recently made public, did not attend the ceremony.

Producer Yoon Seok Chan of The Handmaiden received the award on her behalf.

"She worked harder than anyone on the film, from 2013 until last year's sweltering summer," he said.

The annual Blue Dragon Film Awards, in its 37th edition, is considered one of Korea's three most influential awards ceremonies.

November 29, 2016

INSIDE MEN Deemed Best Film at 37th Blue Dragon Awards

by Pierce Conran / KoBiz

Top Korean Film Awards Hand Out 4 Prizes to THE WAILING

WOO Min-ho’s political thriller Inside Men won the Best Film award in a competitive field at this year’s 37th Blue Dragon Awards, the top Korean industry awards ceremony. Yet the most prolific winner of the night was the Cannes-bowed horror-thriller THE WAILING, which converted four of its 11 nominations into wins, including Best Director for NA Hong-jin. YOON Ga-eun took home the Best New Director prize for her debut feature The World of Us.

Inside Men, which received six nominations, also won in the Best Actor field with LEE Byung-hun taking that prize. Best Actress was given to KIM Min-hee of PARK Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden. The Best Supporting Actor and Actress accolades went to Japanese actor KUNIMURA Jun of THE WAILING and young star PARK So-dam of exorcism thriller The Priests.

KUNIMURA was also one of the recipients of the Popularity Award, along with actors JUNG Woo-sung (Asura : The City of Madness), SON Ye-jin (The Last Princess) and BAE Doo-na (Tunnel). Meanwhile, Best New Actor award went to PARK Jung-min in LEE Joon-ik’s period drama DONGJU; The Portrait of A Poet and Best New Actress award was picked up by KIM Tae-ri from The Handmaiden.

DONGJU also picked up an award for Best Screenplay, by SHIN Yeon-shick, while RYU Seong-hee won her third Best Art Direction award for her work on The Handmaiden, giving the film three prizes during the night. LEE Mo-gae and LEE Sung-hwan of Asura : The City of Madness won the Best Cinematography and Lighting awards and TRAIN TO BUSAN earned the Technical Award for KWAK Tae-yong and HWANG Hyo-gyun while THE WAILING’s other two awards were for Best Music (JANG Young-gyu and DALPALAN) and Best Film Editing (KIM Sun-min). LEE Ji-won was awarded the Best Short Film prize for Summer Night.

November 28, 2016

Blue Dragons go to Lee Byung-hun and Kim Min-hee

Source: INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily

Actor Lee Byung-hun and actress Kim Min-hee nabbed the best actor and actress awards at the 37th Blue Dragon Awards.

Held on Friday evening at Kyung Hee University, Lee was honored for his role in the political crime-thriller “Inside Men” (2015) and Kim for hers in the mystery-thriller “The Handmaiden” (2016).

“This is how it feels to receive an award at the Blue Dragon Awards,” said Lee, who played a gangster in last November’s hit, in his acceptance speech at the ceremony. “I’ve engaged in acting for the last 25 years but this is the first time I have won an award at the Blue Dragon Awards, which is truly an honor.”

“When I first read the scenario for [“Inside Men”], I thought it was too much of an exaggeration. However, I believe that reality now seems to have surpassed the movie,” Lee said, referring to the ongoing scandal revolving around the influence wielded by presidential friend Choi Soon-sil in the Park Geun-hye administration.

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Photo: BH Entertainment

Actress Kim, who played a mysterious lesbian heiress in June’s hit, did not attend the ceremony. She has been refusing to make public appearance since a scandal erupted over her relationship with director Hong Sang-soo, who is 22 years her senior and also married with a child, following the release of “The Handmaiden.”

Instead, the producer of “The Handmaiden” Yoon Seok-chan received the award on her behalf and said, “Kim Min-hee worked harder than anyone else on the film from 2013 to last summer.

“Even though it wasn’t easy to act in a foreign language (Japanese), she overcame that difficulty and pulled off the role very well,” he said.

Other winners at the ceremony included filmmaker Na Hong-jin, who won the best director award for May’s mystery-thriller “The Wailing,” Japanese actor Kunimura Jun, who won best supporting actor for his role in “The Wailing” and actress Park So-dam, who won best supporting actress for her role in “The Priests” (2015).

Considered one of Korea’s most influential awards, this year’s Blue Dragon Awards ceremony was moderated by actor Yu Jun-sang and actress Kim Hye-soo.

BY JIN MIN-JI [jin.minji@joongang.co.kr]

November 25, 2016

2016 Blue Dragon Awards

by girlfriday | Dramabeans.com

The 37th Blue Dragon Awards opened with a star-studded red carpet and awarded the biggest films of the past year, which included The Wailing, The Handmaiden, Dongju: The Portrait of Poet, and Train to Busan. The big winner among them was Inside Men, the timely political thriller about uncovering the shady relationship between a chaebol and a presidential candidate.

The film won Best Picture and its lead actor Lee Byung-heon picked up the Best Actor trophy as well, over Song Kang-ho, Kwak Do-won, Jung Woo-sung, and Ha Jung-woo. Lee made a political statement in his acceptance speech, saying, “When I read the screenplay for Inside Men, I wondered if the film’s subject was too exaggerated. I thought that it was making the social condition too dramatic. But now I think reality has overtaken the movie,” in reference to South Korea’s presidential scandal, which many have compared to the film’s plot.


Kim Min-hee beat out nominees Sohn Ye-jin, Yoon Yeo-jung, Han Ye-ri, and Kim Hye-soo for Best Actress in Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden, though she was not in attendance for the ceremony. The red carpet was full of up-and-comers though, many of whom have spent the last year in both film and dramaland, and for me the highlight was Park So-dam winning Best Supporting Actress for The Priests, and Park Jung-min winning New Actor for Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet. It was extra amusing to see him arrive with Dongju director Lee Jun-ik, following the director’s recent cameo stint in Entourage. Park Jung-min isn’t all that new—not like New Actress winner Kim Tae-ri, who debuted in The Handmaiden—but he’s certainly breaking out this year. It’s about time.

WINNERS LIST

Best Picture: Inside Men
Best Director: Na Hong-jin (The Wailing)
Best Actor: Lee Byung-heon (Inside Men)
Best Actress: Kim Min-hee (The Handmaiden)
Supporting Actor: Kunimura Jun (The Wailing)
Supporting Actress: Park So-dam (The Priests)
New Actor: Park Jung-min (Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet)
New Actress: Kim Tae-ri (The Handmaiden)
New Director: Yoon Ga-eun (The World of Us)

Lighting: Asura: The City of Madness, Lee Mo-gae
Editing: The Wailing, Kim Sun-min
Music: The Wailing, Jang Young-kyu
Art Direction: The Handmaiden, Ryu Sung-hee
Technical effects: Train to Busan, Kwak Tae-yong
Screenplay: Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet, Shin Yeon-shik
Short Film Award: Summer Night
Box Office Audience Award: Train to Busan
Popularity Award: Jung Woo-sung, Kunimura Jun, Bae Doo-na, Sohn Ye-jin

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