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2015 Buil Film Awards

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 off in 1958, though it was discontinued in 1973 after its 16th year, and reinstated in 2008.

The BIFF red carpet tends to be a glittering, crowded event with lots of big-name stars, while the Buil Film Awards are a more intimate affair; the attendees were largely just the winners and presenters (pulled from last year’s winners), although with so many screenings and talks scheduled throughout the week, you can’t blame stars for being booked elsewhere.

The nominees list comprised a mix of blockbuster and indie films, though I do notice that most of the same five or six titles kept popping up in category after category, whether we’re talking Best Picture, Screenplay, or Art Direction. (You might even think they only had ten titles to vote from to start with; that’s how constantly the same projects were named. On that shortlist: The Shameless, Assassination, Chinatown, Revivre, The Classified File, Guest.)

 
WINNERS LIST

Best Picture: The Shameless
Best Director: Kwak Kyung-taek (The Classified File)
Best Actor: Lee Jung-jae (Assassination)
Best Actress: Jeon Do-yeon (The Shameless)
Best Supporting Actor: Lee Kyung-young (Minority Opinion)
Best Supporting Actress: Moon Jung-hee (Cart)
Best New Director: Hong Seok-iae (Socialphobia)
Best New Actor: Byun Yo-han (Socialphobia)
Best New Actress: Lee Yoo-young (Spring)
Best Screenplay: Minority Opinion (Kim Sung-je, Sohn Ah-ram)
Best Cinematography: Sea Fog
Best Music: The Shameless
Best Art Direction: Assassination
Yu Hyun-mok Film Arts Award: Factory Complex
Buil Readers’ Jury Award: Ode to my Father

 

I think I prefer the gown Jeon Do-yeon (The Shameless) wore last night at the opening red carpet; both are black sheaths with glittery embellishment, but this one’s a quieter look. I still think she looks radiant, though, as she picks up a(nother) Best Actress award.

 

Now, I know I definitely prefer Kim Nam-gil (The Shameless) last night to this look here. As far as I’m concerned he should always have long hair that’s slicked back (or gloriously bedgraggled and paired with tons of guyliner).

 

I know Park Sung-woong (The Shameless, Office) isn’t always the scowly, menacing SOB he tends to play in most of his roles, but really, that’s how I’ll always think of him. Well, that and Hot Ajusshi.

 

I presume The Shameless is why Kwak Do-won is here as well, although he’s pulling double-duty as the winner of last year’s Supporting Actor award for The Attorney.

 

Oppaaaaa! Admittedly this plaid/checked combo Lee Jung-jae is wearing seems more like day conference-wear and less red carpet, but he took home the Best Actor prize (for Assassination) so he gets to do what he wants.

 

Aw, congratulations to Byun Yo-han! He’s had such an awesome hot streak following Misaeng, and this New Actor award goes to his dark drama Socialphobia. I forgive him the unkempt scruff since he’ll soon be a rugged Joseon warrior in Six Flying Dragons, and I expect that to be a very good look for him.

 

The New Actress award, meanwhile, went to Lee Yoo-young, which is a wholly new name to me; she only debuted last year, and that film, Spring, is what netted her this award. Already she has four film titles to her credit, which is pretty impressive. Okay, so the black collared sack she’s wearing is nothing to write home about, but maybe she’ll figure out this awards glam stuff for the next one.

 

I am actually shocked—shocked!—that Song Kang-ho didn’t have a nomination this year, not because there’s a particular movie that got snubbed but because this is a man who is always on an awards list, practically as an unwritten rule of Chungmuro. I just expect to see him with a trophy all the time now. Well, he did win last year’s Best Actor award (The Attorney) and he’s got Sado out now, so let’s see if he’s back here in a year.

 

Moon Jung-hee won a Supporting Actress award for Cart, and she continues the BIFF trend of safe black gowns. I’ll subtract a point for the choice of plain black, but give her twenty more points for looking gleamingly perfect, so she still comes out on top.

 

Shim Eun-kyung, last year’s Best Actress winner for her side-splitting performance in Miss Granny, chooses an… interesting dress for this event. Every time I want to make a joke about a flappy nun or backwards jacket or stoic wartime nurse, however, I can’t quite muster up the snark because the longer I stare, the more I actually kind of like this structured, so-matronly-it’s-cool(???) look on her. Maybe it works because she’s so young? Maybe my taste is turning frumpy?

 

Here’s Lee Kyung-young picking up his Best Supporting Actor trophy for the legal drama Minority Opinion.

 

I guess the swaggering Elvis look is kind of Kim Bo-sung’s (True Justice) thing, though I’d argue that some things shouldn’t be Things…

 

Hm, I’m trying to figure out the Buil Awards connection for Lee Mae-ri, a television actress (New Gisaeng Story, Queen of Housewives) who hasn’t done any movies in recent years. In any case, this whole look feels off to me—the overly stiff pompadour hair, the weird chiffon… wings (split sleeves?)… that look like a cardigan tried and gave up before committing to the outfit.

 

But in my book, by far the worst look was worn by Ryu Hyun-kyung (Office, Oh My Ghostess), a beautiful woman who seems to have put on her big sister’s dress… backwards… in the dark. She looked fabulous at last year’s Buil Awards so she clearly knows how to wear things that fit, but judging from her sloppily fitting dress last night, I’m wondering if her stylist is mad at her. Or maybe put in an accidental order for clothing three sizes too big and managed to convince unni that oversized was all the rage. A pity!

Via MBN

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I agree--the red carpet's fashion from yesterday was much better.

Lol @ Shim Eun-kyung's "interesting" dress!

And you were spot on about Ryu Hyun-kyung's unfortunate oversized choice. There has to be a story behind that, right? Like her original dress got torn or ruined on the ride over & she had to borrow her manager-unni's dress---she couldn't have actually chosen that on purpose . . . at least I hope so.

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Hasn't the name being mis-typed....it's not Ryu Hyun-kyung,,,

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what do you mean? it isn't mis-typed.. her name is ryu hyun-kyung (류현경)

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but... but.. I love scruffy Byun Yo han! ? Not that I don't love clean-shaved Yo han! Just luuuurve all sides of Yo Han ❤️

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Lee Jung-jae threw me off there for a second. In his first picture he looked a lot like Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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My Hot Ahjusshi! Mine. No, but really, Park Sung-woong is the shit, even when he plays a SOB. These events feel like food for a starved person since it feels like that's the most I see him at once. Love him Korea! Cast him in all the (good) things!

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Is it just me or could Kim Nam Gil totally pass off as Lee Kunki's older brother?

Byun Yo-han, he of the adorably infectious smile. I could almost forgive you the hideous scruff. Almost.

Shim Eun-kyung...no. No no no.

Ryu Hyun-kyung looks a bit like...Kim Sun-ah from certain angles. Or is it just my eyes playing tricks on me? So pretty, I just wish she was wearing a better dress.

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Ack...Lee Junki, I'm sorry! What the heck is Kunki, you darn keyboard?

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He looked more like Lee Minho to me thought.

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This. Second and third pics especially!

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That blue dress needs to be converted into a blanket and given to the needy.

Congrats to Byun Yo Han....I'm soooo happy for him. Bag more awards~

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It looks like it's already been repurposed...

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I just really want to see byun yohan's movie :'( I litterally half an hour searching everywhere but it seems like no one uploaded it yet...

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try dramanice no subs yet though...

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oh thank you! :D

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It's screening in London in November (London Korean Film Festival), in case anyone is in this part of the world.

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This is suppose to be a red carpet event. Why does the actresses dresses look so fugly and old fashioned? Don't they look at the new fashion magazines and see what is in style? Most cities has had their Fashion Week events.
Shim Eun Kyung's beige color dress washes her complexion out as well as being unflattering. Her black witchy looking shoes are too strong a color contrast and looks like she could take off in a broom. Ryu Hyun Kyung was the worst dressed. It was the most ill fitting and two sizes too large for her. Made her look like frumpy mess and her dress was about to fall off.
Lee Jung Jae is one of my favorite actors, but TOO much BUSY plaids!! Shirt OK but not with that suit. Suit Ok but not with that shirt. Kim Bo Sung should have left the building. Elvis has been gone a long time. I have always told my sons to comb their hair when going out. Kim Nam Gil and Song Kang Ho's hairdo was way too messy for this kind of kind of event. It ruined their entire look.
I love to see the stars at these events, but some of their choices are unattractive.

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I kept scrolling and every look was worse than the previous one. I'm going to assume stylists aren't a thing in Korea.

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Am just thinking if the actresses dobt have fashion sense, can they just wear a simple black dress.some of the outfits here are so horrendous.

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That final dress is so upsetting.

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Shim Eun-kyung:

The second pic looks like she's on her way to the gallows. Relax hun ! You're there to have fun !? The sleeves on her dress, fail. Glad to see her smile in pic 3.

Ryu Hyun kyung :

@ @ What the heck? Her dress was lost, torn, or stolen so she whipped this up in five minutes. I think I saw that happen in a drama.

The ahjussis have it much easier. Prefer something like Park Sung-woong's and Byun Yo-han's style suit.

Don't care for the fabric of Kim Nam-gil's suit, those suits never photograph well.

Lee Jung-jae's plaid. When you're that handsome, it doesn't matter.

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Nope, Shim Eun-Kyung's dress would be bland in an office. Whatever was she thinking?
But Ryu Hyun-Kyung looks like she's 4 years old and borrowed her mommy's office dress.
Very distressing, especially in light of all the NY, London, and Paris fashion shows going on these days.

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Clearly this Awards is a less formal event than the opening of the festival.
Congratz to JDJ! I can't wait to watch The Shameless.
Scruffy Byung-ha is adorable.

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Song Kang-ho did 3 movies in 2913: The Attorney, Face Reader and Snowpiercer. He took a break last year and that's why he wasn't nominated for anything.

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typo 2013 not 2913.

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Ryu Hyun-kyung looks so very comfortable though. I would understand if she decided to go several sizes too big jut to feel comfortable. I sometimes do that - though I always aim for at least one fitted part (tighter in the waist, or fitted sleeves) so it doesn't quite look so obvious that I'm trying to be slouchy whilst looking dolled up!

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I actually like Shim Eun-kyung's dress. At first glance it's kinda 'eh' but the more I look at it the more interesting it gets. It's something I could see at home on a catwalk. I do think a different color would have been better then the beige but I still really like it.

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For someone who is known to be a snappy dresser, what is Lee Jung-jae thinking?

Don't do pattern on top of pattern and button down collar - ugh.

Ryu Hyun-kyung looks like she's wearing an oversized sweatshirt that was turned into a dress-thing.

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