Chungmuro/Film News
52nd Daejong Film Awards
by | November 20, 2015 | 112 Comments
Oh man, you guuuuuuys, grab your popcorn and settle in, because this year’s 52nd Daejong (Grand Bell) Film Awards were an unmitigated hot mess, and it is so entertaining. The ceremony for Korea’s longest-running film awards was held on Friday, November 20, but to get the full context for the unprecedented disaster that was the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Daejong Film Awards under fire for attendance requirement
by | October 18, 2015 | 49 Comments
The Daejong Film Awards (or Grand Bell Awards) has found itself in a spot of controversy leading up to its upcoming ceremony in November, having announced a recent change in its rules. Per the change, awards will not be given to winners who do not attend the ceremony — they will instead be given to... More »

Drama Casting & News
2015 Korea Drama Awards
by | October 9, 2015 | 199 Comments
The 8th Korea Drama Festival is coming to a close this weekend in Jinju, and on Friday the 8th, it held its annual Korea Drama Awards. It’s not one of the big awards ceremonies of the year, but since it is one of few that focus on dramas, I’m always curious to see how the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2015 Buil Film Awards
by | October 2, 2015 | 28 Comments
Yesterday we had the opening red carpet for the Busan International Film Festival, one of the biggest (the biggest?) events of the year for the film industry. On the second night of the ten-day festival, the 24th Buil Film Awards were held at the Haeundae Grand Hotel. This is an event that was first kicked... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2015 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 1, 2015 | 80 Comments
Is it red carpet season already? The various year-end awards ceremonies for films and dramas will start rolling in this month and go through the end of the year, but the red carpet festivities kick off with the Busan International Film Festival, now in its 20th year. The festival runs from October 1 through October... More »

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51st Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 26, 2015 | 216 Comments
The Baeksang Arts Awards are back with their 51st installment, awarding prizes in both film and television. Most of the entries were fairly predictable, though the night wasn’t without a few surprise wins. One of the big surprises was variety PD Na Young-seok being named the Daesang winner in the TV category; although I wouldn’t... More »

Drama Casting & News
2014 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2014 | 137 Comments
Whew, the whirlwind of year-end awards finally comes to a close. Let’s wrap up with the last of the big station awards over at KBS, where premium sageuk Jung Do-jeon cranked out the big winners of the evening: veteran Yoo Dong-geun took home the Daesang (Grand Prize) for his performance as the founder of the... More »

Drama Casting & News
2014 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2014 | 151 Comments
And now for SBS’s awards! I thought yesterday’s ceremony over at MBC was a bit lackluster, but maybe that was more about not really loving MBC’s dramas of the past year and not having seen very many of their winners. It’s a different story over at SBS, which had a bunch of shows (and more... More »

Drama Casting & News
2014 MBC Drama Awards
by | December 30, 2014 | 198 Comments
Red carpet time! The year-end station awards are upon us, and MBC is up first with their Drama Awards for 2014. MBC isn’t historically known for making a whole lot of sense when it comes to how they hand out trophies at the end of the year, though to be fair, they’re not the only... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2014 Blue Dragon Awards
by | December 17, 2014 | 104 Comments
As one of the biggest awards ceremonies in the industry, the 35th Blue Dragon Awards turned out a number of stars and covered a pretty good spread of titles in its winners list—a few films took home multiple trophies, but there wasn’t a single movie sweeping every category. It was nice to see a fair... More »

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2014 Women in Film awards Yeom Jung-ah, Chun Woo-hee
by | December 5, 2014 | 46 Comments
On December 4, the 2014 Women in Film Festival held a small awards ceremony to acknowledge achievement in film by women. Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded) was the MC for the event, and Kim Min-hee (Temperature of Love) was among the guests. The top honor went to Yeom Jung-ah for her performance in Cart, a... More »

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