The 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards (청룡영화제)

The 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards (청룡영화제)

The 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards (청룡영화제) were held on a chilly 17th of December in Seoul.

Celebrating the best of Korean cinema over the past 12 months, the ceremony is one of the most prestigious events on the film calendar. Interestingly, the awards bestowed stood in quite stark contrast to the 51st Daejong (Grand Bell) Awards that took place in late November.

Best Film was awarded to politically charged drama The Attorney which also saw Song Kang-ho win for Best Actor and Kim Hee-ae for Best Supporting Actress.

Best Actress went to Chun Woo-hee for her performance in independent drama Han Gong-ju and appeared genuinely surprised by her victory, so much so that she cried upon receiving the award. Her tearful acceptance speech can be seen below. Han Gong-ju also picked up another award, this time for Lee Su-jin for Best New Director.

The award for Best Director went to Kim Han-min for helming The Admiral: Roaring Currents, which also scooped the Audience Award for Most Popular Film.

Meanwhile action thriller A Hard Day scored Best Supporting Actor for Cho Jin-woong, Best Screenplay for Kim Seong-hoon, and Best Editing for Kim Chang-joo.

Best New Actress went to Kim Sae-ron for her role in A Girl At My Door, while Park Yoo-chun scored his 4th Best New Actor victory for Haemoo.

The winners of the best actor and actress categories from the night

The winners of the best actor and actress categories from the night

For the full list of nominees and victors from the ceremony, head to Asian Wiki here.

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4 comments

    1. I agree, Chun Woo-hee looks so shocked to win…possibly because other awards ceremonies have overlooked her incredible performance. I’m really glad you plan to watch Han Gong-ju soon! It really is one of the best, most provocative films to come out of Korea in quite some time.

      1. And what’s more interesting is that she looks sincere! About the other ceremonies, probably because it’s the world of dramas that shines most and their movie criteria moves in like-minded ways.

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