The 11th Director’s Cut Awards
Yet more awards, as we get deeper into December: this time it’s the 11th Director’s Cut Awards, which were presented on December 16.
Awards were determined based on a vote cast by approximately 200 film directors. Actors Ha Jung-woo and Gong Hyo-jin won nods for their roles in The Chaser and Crush and Blush, respectively. The Chaser and The Good, The Bad, The Weird also continued their winning streaks with more trophies. One new name to crop up in this list: Antique Bakery‘s (and Strongest Chil Woo‘s) baby-faced Yoo Ah-in.
Being mainly a director’s night, this ceremony has the distinction of being substantially less glamorous than the others we’ve seen and will be seeing. Personally, I can dig when the dress code of the night constitutes sneakers, jazzing up that hoodie with a jacket, and maybe trimming that goatee a bit.
Full winners list beyond the cut.
Both Best Actor winners have been successful on the award market this year; Gong Hyo-jin won at the recent Korean Film Awards (which she attended with Ha Jung-woo), while Ha was named a “rising star” by Premiere for his role.
The Best Director award went to Kim Ji-woon for The Good, The Bad, The Weird, and his trio of lead actors were in attendance to congratulate him — Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-heon, and Jung Woo-sung.
Meanwhile, The Chaser‘s Na Hong-jin pulled in the award for Best New Director. It’s been a fabulous year for Na, who at the Korean Film Awards won not only Best New Director but also Best Director. He’s probably not done collecting awards yet, either.
Best Director: Kim Ji-woon (The Good, The Bad, The Weird)
Best Producer: Park Chan-wook (Crush and Blush), Kim Ki-duk (A Movie Is a Movie)
Best Actor/Actress: Ha Jung-woo (The Chaser), Gong Hyo-jin (Crush and Blush)
Best New Director: Na Hong-jin (The Chaser)
Best New Actor/Actress: Yoo Ah-in (Antique Bakery), Seo Woo (Crush and Blush)
Indie Film Director: Jung Byung-gil (We’re Action Stars)
Kim Ji-woon won top honor for The Good, The Bad, The Weird:
New Director winner Na Hong-jin (The Chaser):
Gong Hyo-jin (Crush and Blush) accepts her Best Actress award. Normally, formal shorts worn with thick stockings and high-heeled oxfords might land a star at the bottom of the Awards Regalia heap, but here, she’s positively the dressiest attendee.
Ha Jung-woo (The Chaser) looks a little dazed, but he’s dressed pretty spiffy. He sits with co-star Kim Yoon-seok in the audience, then accepts his award from Song Kang-ho.
Speaking of Song Kang-ho, he gave a few opening remarks along with Park Hae-il:
Lee Byung-heon shares a laugh with Good/Bad/Weird co-star Jung Woo-sung
Park Chan-wook (Crush and Blush) and indie director Jung Byung-gil (We’re Action Stars) collect their respective awards:
Seo Woo (Crush and Blush) takes home another award (like Gong, she also won at the Korean Film Awards):
Yoo Ah-in (Antique Bakery) is named Best New Actor:
Via My Daily