Filmmakers Honored at the 29th Blue Dragon Awards


The 29th Blue Dragon Awards was held Thursday night to honor the year's top films and filmmakers.

This year's Blue Dragon Awards' best film honor went to "Forever the Moment," a moving film based on a true story about how the Korean women's handball team overcame the odds to win the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics. The film's co-star Kim Ji-young also won the best supporting actress award. Its producer, Shim Jae-myung, said that he wanted to make an inspirational film about people outside the spotlight.

Kim Yun-seok of the year's top thriller "The Chaser" was honored with the best leading actor award and Son Ye-jin of the romantic comedy "My Wife Got Married" was named the best leading actress. This year's top grossing film "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" directed by Kim Ji-woon garnered four awards - best director, cinematography, art direction, and the movie attracting the most moviegoers. Comedy "Crush and Blush" directed by newcomer Lee Kyung-mi went away with the best new director and best screenplay awards.

There was a touching moment when the late actress Choi Jin-sil was commemorated and given an honorary popularity award. Actor Ahn Sung-ki, who co-starred with her in “North Korean Partisan in South Korea,” commented that she had always been a cheerful mom and actress and that her works will forever be remembered in people’s hearts.

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