[Korean Film News] The Host [괴물] Sweeps 5th Korean Film Awards

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Bong Joon-ho’s 괴물 (The Host) swept the 5th 대한민국 영화대상 (Korean Film Awards), MBC's answer to KBS’s Blue Dragon Awards. The monster movie, which sold over 13 Million tickets to become the most successful film in Korean history, took Best Lighting, Best Cinematography, Best Special Effects, Best Sound Effects, Best Director and Best Film, for a total of six awards.

Here are the results:

최우수 작품상 (Best Film)
괴물 (The Host)

감독상 (Best Director)
(봉준호) Bong Joon-ho

남우주연상 (Best Leading Actor)
비열한 거리 (A Dirty Carnival), Ji In-seong

여우주연상 (Best Leading Actress)
연애, 그 참을 수 없는 가벼움 (The Unbearable Lightness of Dating), Jang Jin-yeong

남우조연상 (Best Supporting Actor)
짝패 (City of Violence), Lee Beom-soo

여우조연상 (Best Supporting Actress)
사생결단 (Bloody Tie), Choo Ja-hyeon

신인감독상 (Best New Director)
천하장사 마돈나 (Like A Virgin), Lee Hae-yeong/Lee Hae-joon

신인남우상 (Best New Actor)
왕의 남자 (The King and the Clown), Lee Joon-ki

신인여우상 (Best New Actress)
사생결단 (Bloody Tie), Choo Ja-hyeon

촬영상 (Best Cinematography)
괴물 (The Host), Kim Hyeon-joo

조명상 (Best Lighting)
괴물 (The Host), Lee Kang-seon

각본상 (Best Screenplay)
달콤, 살벌한 연인 (My Scary Girl), Son Jae-gon

편집상 (Best Editing)
비열한 거리 (A Dirty Carnival), Park Gok-ji

미술상 (Best Art Direction)
음란서생 (Forbidden Quest), Jo Geun-hyeon

시각효과상 (Best Visual Effects)
괴물 (The Host)

음악상 (Best Music)
호로비츠를 위하여 (For Horowitz), Lee Byeong-woo

음향상 (Best Sound Effects)
괴물 (The Host), Choi Tae-yeong

Best Short Film
War Movie, Park Dong-hoon

[Source: Koreanfilm.org]

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JustinNovember 20, 2006 9:07 PM

Do you know when the Host will be on dvd?

MartenNovember 20, 2006 9:42 PM

Korean DVD release around Christmas time give or take a week, and an HK release probably shortly after.

MathewNovember 20, 2006 11:32 PM

Current schedule for the DVDs goes something like this:
Hong Kong on Dec 1
Korea on Dec 30
Japan on Jan 25

MartenNovember 21, 2006 4:01 AM

Just an FYI....there is no way on earth the HK DVD will be released before the Korean one, regardless of what Yesasia says.

MattNovember 21, 2006 6:20 AM

DVDAsian.com lists the 'standard edition' Korean DVD coming out on December 3 (http://www.dvdasian.com/cgi-bin/dvdasian/23205.html) and the special edition on December 22 (http://www.dvdasian.com/cgi-bin/dvdasian/23183.html).

There is also a 3-disc limited edition with a soundtrack CD due December 22, as well. (http://www.dvdasian.com/cgi-bin/dvdasian/23442.html)

MayaNovember 21, 2006 8:53 AM

Thanks for the report, Jon.