The pared down and star-dimmed 52nd Annual Grand Bell Awards (Daejong Awards) took place Friday night and the biggest K-star in attendance ended up being Lee Min Ho. The fact that he won Best New Actor in Film for Gangnam Blues says something, not about whether he was deserving or not, but that an awards show solely devoted to film had the biggest star present being a newbie in film because the Chungmuro veterans and A-listers nominated all eschewed to show their faces. The Grand Bell committee ended up backtracking on their rule that only those present would receive an award, so Best Actress went to the pregnant Jeon Ji Hyun in Assassination, while Hwang Jung Min took home Best Actor for Ode to My Father. Ode ended up basically sweeping in all categories, winning Best Picture as well while Oh Dae Su got Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie. Kim Hae Sook took home Best Supporting Actress for The Throne (Sado), but that film as well as the popular The Veteran ended up the big losers. Popularity Award winners Kim Soo Hyun and Gong Hyo Jin didn’t attend so no fan service there either. At the fashion was more or less decent, or maybe the lack of super star power made everything seem merely serviceable.