The nominees are out for the 51st annual Grand Bell Awards, the Korean equivalent of the Academy Awards to honor the industry’s best and brightest films and movie stars for the calendar year. This year the only K-movie I watched from the list of Best Film nominees was The Admiral: Roaring Currents, which judging by its runaway box office receipts pretty much everyone in South Korea also watched. It leads this year’s nominees with a whopping 11 nominations across all major categories but close behind is the well-received and also fellow box office hit The Attorney with 10 nominations.
Best Actor will come down to nominees Choi Min Shik for Roaring Currents and Song Kang Ho for The Attorney while over in the Best Actress category for awhile it was Shim Eun Kyung for Miss Granny but who knows how voting will go now that she’s currently starring in a drama dud. I was personally blown away by another Best Actress nominee Choi Won Hee for Han Gong Ju. For the young viewer contingent, a couple of idol-turned-actors snuck into the New Actor nominations with Park Yoochun for Sea Fog and Im Shi Wan for The Attorney. Continue reading
While folks watching KBS on Mon-Tues may be hand wringing over next week’s ending to Prime Minister and I, I’m taking a break from over-analyzing that drama with a breather to check out the just released second teaser for its … Continue reading
More than the other networks, it’s KBS that loves to give its dramas titles that are not literal translations of the Korean title. Recent ones include Marry Him If You Dare (Mirae’s Choice), The Fugitive of Joseon (Mandate of Heaven), … Continue reading
Currently the cast of the upcoming KBS melodrama Full Sun is in Bangkok, Thailand filming the overseas shoot portion of the drama. Based on the synopsis the location shoot will be integral to the central plot. K-dramas are no strangers … Continue reading
Despite my love for Prime Minister and I, its single digit ratings is clearly not bringing the happy for KBS and also for the rom-com genre in general. No wonder KBS is reaching back to its tried and true formula … Continue reading
It’s nice to be well established movie stars in Korea, because when they pair up and have a movie premiere, all your pretty and talented colleagues show up to support you. Love Fiction with Gong Hyo Jin and Ha Jung Woo … Continue reading