Saturday, December 05, 2009

'Mother' Wins Best Picture Award at Blue Dragon Film Awards


Ha Ji-won

The movie "Mother" directed by Bong Jun-ho has won three awards at the 30th Blue Dragon Film Awards on December 2. "Mother" received the Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best Lighting awards.

"Take Off," "Haeundae," "Thirst," "Speed Scandal" and "Breathless" each took two awards. Director Kim Yong-hwa received his second Best Director award.

Actor Kim Myung-min and actress Ha Ji-won, who played the leads in "Closer To Heaven," received the Best Actor and Best Actress awards, respectively.

Jin Ku ("Mother") was honored with the Best Supporting Actor award, while Kim Hae-sook ("Thirst") received the Best Supporting Actress award.

Yang Ik-jun of "Breathless" took the Best New Actor award. Kim Kkot-bi ("Breathless") and Park Bo-young ("Speed Scandal") won the Best New Actress awards.

Late actress Chang Jin-young, who died in September of cancer, was honored with the Special Award. Her father, Chang Kil-nam, received the award on her behalf.

The Popular Actor awards went to Lee Byung-hun, Ha Jung-woo, Ha Ji-won and Choi Kang-hee.

The jury was headed this year by Pusan International Film Festival Executive Director Kim Dong-ho. The award ceremony was hosted by
Lee Bum-soo and Kim Hye-soo.

Following is the list of award-winners (film titles are indicated in parentheses)
Best Picture: "Mother"
Best Director: Kim Yong-hwa ("Take Off")
Best Actor: Kim Myung-min ("Closer To Heaven")
Best Actress: Ha Ji-won ("Closer To Heaven")
Best Supporting Actor: Jin Ku ("Mother")
Best Supporting Actress: Kim Hae-sook ("Thirst")
Best New Actor: Yang Ik-jun ("Breathless")
Best New Actress: Kim KKot-bi ("Breathless"), Park Bo-young ("Speed Scandal")
Best New Director: Kang Hyung-chul ("Speed Scandal")
Best Cinematography: Park Hyun-chul ("Take Off")
Best Lighting: Choi Chul-soo, Park Dong-soon ("Mother")
Best Music: Cho Young-wook ("Thirst")
Best Art: Cho Hwa-sung, Choi Hyun-seok ("Private Eye")
Best Engineer: Hans Ulrik, Chang Sung-ho, Kim Hee-dong ("Haeundae")
Best Screenplay: Lee Yong-joo ("Possessed")
Special Award: Chang Jin-young
Popular Actor: Lee Byung-hun, Ha Jung-woo, Ha Ji-won, Choi Kang-hee
Best Short Film: Kim Han-kyul ("Seeing")
Most Viewed Movie: "Haeundae"

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