Director Park Chan Wook and his film “Decision to Leave” won at this year’s Blue Dragon Film Awards!
On November 26, the 43rd Blue Dragon Movie Awards was held at Yeouido KBS Hall. The Blue Dragon Film Awards is an annual awards ceremony that was first started to promote the development of the domestic film industry and is now one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in Korean film.
Kim Hye Soo and Yoo Yeon Seok hosted the ceremony for the fifth consecutive year, and IVE, NewJeans, Zico, Jung Hoon Hee, and LA POEM gave congratulatory performances.
“Decision to Leave” won a total of six awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Actress, Director, Music and Screenplay. Although director Park Chan Wook was unable to attend the ceremony due to filming overseas, cast members Park Hae Il, Tang Wei, Lee Jung Hyun, Kim Shin Young, and Go Kyung Pyo gathered to celebrate the film’s success.
Check out the full list of winners below!
Best Picture: “Decision to Leave”
Best Actress: Tang Wei (“Decision to Leave”)
Best Actor: Park Hae Il (“Decision to Leave”)
Best Director: Park Chan Wook (“Decision to Leave”)
Best Supporting Actress: Oh Na Ra (“Perhaps Love”)
Best Supporting Actor: Byun Yo Han (“Hansan: Rising Dragon”)
Best New Director: Lee Jung Jae (“Hunt”)
Best New Actress: Kim Hye Yoon (“The Girl on a Bulldozer”)
Best New Actor: Kim Dong Hwi (“In Our Prime”)
Best Music: Jo Young Wook (“Decision to Leave”)
Best Technical Achievement: Heo Myung Haeng, Yoon Sung Min (“The Roundup” [“The Outlaws 2”])
Best Cinematography and Lighting: Lee Mo Gae, Lee Sung Hwan (“Hunt”)
Best Editing: Kim Sang Bum (“Hunt”)
Best Art Direction: Han Ah Reum (“Kingmaker”)
Best Screenplay: Jung Seo Kyung, Park Chan Wook (“Decision to Leave”)
Audience Choice Award for Most Popular Film: “The Roundup”
Best Short Film: Yoo Jong Suk (“Light It Up At 2 a.m.”)
Popular Star Award: Go Kyung Pyo, IU, Daniel Henney, Girls’ Generation’s YoonA
Congratulations to all the winners!
During the ceremony, IVE, NewJeans, Zico, Jung Hoon Hee, and LA POEM made congratulatory appearances. Check out some of their performances below!
IVE – “LOVE DIVE” + “After LIKE”
NewJeans – “Hype Boy” + “Attention”
Zico – “Any Song” + “New Thing”
Jang Hoon Hee – “Mist”