2021 Blue Dragon Film Award Nominations Led by Leads and Films Escape From Mogadishu, The Book of Fish, and Space Sweepers

The nominations are out for the 2021 year end Blue Dragon Film Awards, which only fetes the big screen works and remains the most prestigious of the cinematic only prizes in South Korea. This year the nominations are a mix of young talented stars and the usual established lauded veterans. Starting with Best Actor, the nominations are Kim Yoon Seok and Jo In Sung for Escape from Mogadishu, Song Joong Ki in Space Sweepers, and Sol Kyung Gu and Byun Yo Han for The Book of Fish. On the ladies side, Best Actress noms went to Kim Hye Soo for The Day I Died, Moon So Ri in Three Sisters, Yoona for Miracle, Jeon Yeo Bin in Night in Paradise, and Jeon Jong Seo as the villain in Call. Many of those movies are name the Best Film nomination which went to Escape from Mogadishu, The Book of Fish, Space Sweepers, The Day I Died, and thriller Hostage: Missing Celebrity. In terms of who I think will win, I don’t know if the multiple leads from the same film will cancel each other out in the Best Actor category, and I feel like Best Actress is Jeon Jong Seo’s to lose based on the buzz and awards sweeping that she’s been collecting for Call.

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Jo In Sung, Kim Yoon Seok, Heo Jun Ho, Koo Kyu Hwan and Cast of Hit Movie Escape From Mogadishu Celebrate Breaking 3 Million Tickets Sold

The year long delay was no deterrent for potboiler political action flick Escape From Mogadishu, the Korean movie this weekend became the biggest box office hit in South Korea this year 2021. It overtook Black Widow and now has 3 … Continue reading

Twenty More Actors/Actresses Join the KOFIC Korean Actors 200 List in Second Release

The KOFIC assembled Korean Actors 200 list (consisting of both actors and actresses) is already fodder for discussion with fans wondering why their faves may or may not have been included. This is definitely a movie (Chungmuro) driven list so … Continue reading

Ha Jung Woo Leads the Korean Male Fans Pick of Their Top 20 Manliest K-actors

I’m always entertained by lists and polls, offering a snapshot of the general reaction to the topic at hand without needing to take it seriously. The latest list is interesting in how many selections elicited approving nods from me. tvN … Continue reading

Movieweek Magazine Publishes Actor and Actress Cover for its 500th Edition

It’s the 500th Edition of Korea’s Movieweek magazine, which coincides with the periodical¬†hitting it’s 10th anniversary of publication. To commemorate this occasion, Movieweek has two special rotating covers, one featuring “the actresses” and the other naturally featuring the “actors”. It’s … Continue reading

Movieweek Selects Top 15 Box Office Draws Among Korea Actors

The Korean acting industry is much like Hollywood in that its biggest movie stars rarely return to the small screen once they have transitioned successfully to a movie career. Viewers watching Korean dramas may think certain actors or actresses must … Continue reading