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Daejong Movie Award 2008

Posted under Korean TV Shows by admin on Friday 13 February 2009 at 03:48

Movie thrillers, including the big winner “The Chaser,” garnered the most prizes at South Korea’s 45th annual Daejong Film Festival awards.

This year’s awards ceremony was held at the Seoul COEX Convention Center on Friday. The blockbuster, “The Chaser,” snatched five awards, including “Best Film,” “Best Director” and “Best Actor.”

“The Chaser,” a film about a serial murderer, was nominated for 11 different awards. It has drawn audiences of more than 5 million, and as of April, it was the most successful Korean film of 2008, according to the Korean Film Council.

“Seven Days,” a nearly all female cast film about a kidnapped child, was second in the number of nominations with 10 categories. It won awards for “Best Actress” and “Best Film Editing.”

“Shadows in the Palace,” a mystery that takes place within the palace of the Joseon Dynasty, was nominated in eight categories and grabbed the “Best Lighting” award.

The thrillers eclipsed other top movies at the awards ceremony. Other popular films such as “Secret Sunshine,” “The Happy Life” and “Happiness” were nominated in different award categories, but went home empty-handed.

Participants includes: Daniel Henney, Han Ye-seul, Kim Yoon-seok, Kim Yun-jin, Kim Ah-joong, Wonder Girls, Choi Jung-won, Choi Ki-hwan, Cha Tae-hyun, Im Soo-jung, Ara, Andre Kim, Ha Jung-woo, Hwang Jeong-min, Park Jin-hee, Kim Hae-sook, Jeon Do-yeon, Yoo Jun-sang, Kang Shin-il, Park Cheol-min, Son Hyun-joo, Shim Hye-jin, Seo Young-hee, Kim Sung-ryoung, Gong Hyo-jin, Kim Ji-young, Jang Geun-seok, Kim Young-min, Lee Dong-gun, Oh Man-seok, Jo Yi-jin, Kim Hye-na, Lee Ha-na, Han Chae-young, Lee Tae-ran, … among others.

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