Marie Claire Partners with BIFF to Hand Out Asia Star Awards

I made a joke after the most recent entertainment awards ceremony in Korea after Kim Soo Hyun walked away with yet another win. It’s starting to feel like awards exist solely to have an excuse to award something to Kim Soo Hyun, which may or may not be deserving (everyone can argue over that), but is now starting to reach farcical levels where he wins anything and everything. Acting, popularity, fashion, you name it, he’s won it in the last year. At last weekend’s Busan International Film Festival, the festival organizers paired up with Marie Claire magazine for the Asia Star Award given to movie talent that has wowed Asia in the last year.

Winning was Kim Soo Hyun (yawn) won for Asia Star of the year, Liu Shi Shi for Female Asia Star, Choi Min Shik for Male Actor Asia Star after demolishing the box office with The Admiral: Roaring Currents ( Battle of Myeongryang), and a special Asia Star Achievement award was given to HK director Peter Chan whose latest movie Dearest is showing at BIFF but is famous for classic HK movies like Comrades: Almost a Love Story, He’s a Man She’s a Woman, and The Warlords. I’m thrilled Choi Min Shik won something for his acting talents and happy Shi Shi won since she stunned the red carpet with her stunning gold Naeem Khan couture gown.

I’m glad the Do Min Joon helmet hair is good and finally gone. This curly thatch is mildy adorable on him with some flashbacks to his look in the early parts of Dream High.

Shi Shi is so stunning in this dress, the only additional tweak she could have done was with her hair which looks like she came out of the shower and brushed it then left the house.


Marie Claire Partners with BIFF to Hand Out Asia Star Awards — 24 Comments

  1. I can see what they were going for with Shi Shi’s hair, I think it was meant to match the geometric sleekness of the dress. My quibble is with the length of the dress – it looks like it was made for a model, and it was a sample so they didn’t want to cut it to shorten it for Shi Shi.

    • Nah, I’m sure it’s meant to be too long – these dresses pop up at award ceremonies all the time. They are like wear-once-and-never-again items, so people don’t care about the dirt on the ground and potential wear (with fabric that delicate looking, you’d have some holes by the end of the night). These designers don’t think practical (practical = a dress that expensive you’d take extreme care of so it’d last for the rest of your life), it’s just about getting the brand name out there.

      That said, it’s totally gorgeous, I’d love to have it but I’d absolutely cut off the trail at the bottom!

      • I agree what ‘Asia’ means and includes in this context. I would say Asia is used as a term for a reagion of Asia countries with a specific ‘style’ of entertainment. Otherwise, it could be also questioned, why Thailand, Turkey, Russia and many more are not included in it beside India. All of them differ wastly in style and execution of entertainment.

        However, am I the only one who feels uncomfortable sorting TW & HK entertainment into China’s? I would prefer to list them separately. Neither do I want to point out the political implications, nor I’m intend to start a difficult discussion on that. But as drama/ movie experience they are not interchangeable and could not be simply classified as ‘Chinese’. Even though, they may share the same language the ‘flavor’ is different. Each has its own distinctive attractiveness. Sorry, I can’t put it in the right words. But there’s a reason why you’ll find e.g. Autumn’s Concerto classified as a TW drama and not as a C drama.
        Regarding HK entertainment it undermines its groundbreaking role for Asian entertainment to simply pin it down into China’s

      • Yup, I’d separate China, HK and Taiwan rather than lump them together. Their entertainment is rather different too.

        They don’t even exactly share the same language, since Mandarin, Cantonese and Taiwanese aren’t mutually intelligible.

        And that’s leaving aside all political arguments.

    • That is because Marie Claire India was shutdown by some India publishing company.. statement below..

      “Outlook Publishing (India) Pvt. Ltd. wishes to inform its readers that it is discontinuing its licensing arrangements with People, Geo and Marie Claire magazines with effect from the forthcoming issues of these magazines.

      • Yep I always thought why India is excluded from ASIA everything but we all know how big Bollywood is …. And thanks Trekkie for the Marie Clair info ..

    • Agree, she looks gorgeous in it. And she’s wearing it with so much grace. I like the full shot of her in motion. She looks like a Hollywood goddess of the old days

  2. Overrated KSH wins again…his hairdo and looks resembled Ji Sung…

    Anyways, I’m so happy that Shi Shi won!!! *happy dance*

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