[Korean Film News] 44th Grand Bell Awards [대종상영화제] : Family Ties Wins B

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No single film dominated the 44th Grand Bell Awards this year as did King and the Clown at last year's ceremony, and while Kim Tae-yong's intimate human drama Family Ties deservedly won the award for Best Film, Bong Joon-ho walked away with Best Director for his monster hit The Host. It is hard to imagine two more polar opposite films, both in terms of budget and in outlook, but both offered unique glimpses into modern Korean society. Family Ties took the 1st prize at the 47th Thessaloniki Film Festival in Greece in November of last year.

The list of nominees follows, with winners in bold:

최우수작품 (Best Film)

Family Ties (director, Kim Tae-yong)
200 Pound Beauty (director, Kim Yong-hwa)
A Dirty Carnival (director, Yu Ha)
The Host (director, Bong Joon-ho)
Radio Star (director, Lee Joon-ik)

감독 (Best Director)

Bong Joon-ho (The Host)
Kim Tae-yong (Family Ties)
Kim Yong-hwa (200-Pound Beauty)
Ryu Seung-won (City of Violence)
Choi Dong-hoon (Tazza)

남우주연 (Best Leading Actor)

Ahn Seong-gi (Radio Star)
Seol Kyeong-gu (Voice of a Murderer)
Jo In-seong (A Dirty Carnival)
Lee Dae-geun (Mr. Lee vs. Mr. Lee)
Song Kang-ho (The Host)

여우주연 (Best Leading Actress)

Kim Ah-joong (200-Pound Beauty)
Kim Hye-soo (Tazza)
Uhm Jeong-hwa (For Horowitz)
Ye Ji-won (Old Miss Diary)
Moon Geun-yeong (Love Me Not)

남우조연 (Best Supporting Actor)

Kim Yoon-seok (Tazza)
Lee Beom-soo (City of Violence)
Yu Oh-seong (Lump of Sugar)
Byeon Hee-bong (The Host)
Cheon Ho-jin (A Dirty Carnival)

여우조연 (Best Supporting Actress)

Shim Hye-jin (Over the Border)
Kim Hye-ok (Family Ties)
Ko Ah-seong (The Host)
Park Ji-yeong (The Show Must Go On)
Kim Yeong-ok (Old Miss Diary)

촬영 (Best Cinematography)

Park Hyeon-cheol (200-Pound Beauty)
Kim Hyeong-gu (The Host)
Choi Yeong-hwan (Tazza)
Kim Yeong-cheol (City of Violence)
Kim Yeong-ho (The Restless)

신인감독 (Best New Director)

Kwon Hyeong-jin (For Horowitz)
Kim Han-min (Paradise Murdered)
Kim Tae-shik (Driving My Wife's Lover)
Kim Sang-woo (Seducing Mr. Perfect)
Kim Seok-yoon (Old Miss Diary)

신인남우 (Best New Actor)

Ryu Deok-hwan (Like a Virgin)
Jeong Ji-hoon/Rain (I'm a Cyborg but That's Ok)
MC Mong (Three Fellas)
Park Kwang-jeong (Driving My Wife's Lover)
Daniel Henney (Seducing Mr. Perfect)

신인여우 (Best New Actress)

Jo Yi-jin (Over the Border)
Hyeon Yeong (The Perfect Couple)
Ko Hyeon-jeong (Woman on the Beach)
Shin Ae-ra (Ice Bar)
Kim Tae-hee (The Restless)

시나리오 (Best Script)

Family Ties, Seong Gi-yeong, Kim Tae-yong
For Horowitz, Kim Min-suk
Small Town Rivals, Jang Gyu-seong
Like a Virgin, Lee Hae-yeong, Lee Hae-jun
Dirty Carnival, Lee Ha

편집 (Best Editing)

The Host, Kim Seon-min
200-Pound Beauty, Park Gon-ji
Tazza, Sin Min-gyeng
For Horovitz, Choi Min-yeong, Kim Chang-ju
City of Violence, Nam Na-yeong

음악 (Best Music)

200-Pound Beauty, Lee Jae-hak
For Horowitz, Lee Byeong-wu
Radio Days, Bang Jun-seok
Beyond the Years, Yang Bang-eon
Lump of Sugar, Lee Dong-jun

[Grand Bell Awards Official Website]

[Source: TomG, Koreanfilm.org Forum]

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Gilles C.June 9, 2007 1:25 PM

And Jeon Do-Yeon got a special prize. I didn't looked at why, but i would guess it's because of her prize at Cannes.

edJune 10, 2007 12:16 AM

that's a good point, i hadn't realized family ties and the host are both riffs on family dysfunction.