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"Crying Fist" Nominated for 12 Categories of Daejong Award

2005/07/04 Source

Nominees for the 42nd Daejong Film Festival awards were announced July 1. A total of five movies will compete for the best picture award, including "A Bittersweet Life", "Marathon", "Rikidozan", "Crying Fist" and "Blood Rain".

Nominees for the best director award include Kim Jee-woon ("A Bittersweet Life"), Park Heung-sik ("My Mother, the Mermaid"), Song Hae-seong ("Rikidozan"), Ryoo Seung-wan ("Crying Fist"), and Kim Dae-seung ("Blood Rain").

The most prominent nominee for the closely-watched best actor award is Sol Kyung-gu, who was nominated twice for his roles in "Public Enemy 2" and "Rikidozan". Other candidates include Lee Byung-hun from "A Bittersweet Life", Cho Seung-woo from "Marathon" and Ryoo Seung-bum from "Crying Fist".

Attention is also being focused on the late Lee Eun-joo, who committed suicide in February and was nominated for the best actress award for her role in "The Scarlet Letter". Other nominees for best actress include Moon Geun-young from "Innocent Steps", Kim Mi-sook from "Marathon", Jeon Do-yeon from "My Mother, the Mermaid" and Kim Hye-soo from "Faceless Beauty".

"Crying Fist" has been nominated in a total of 12 categories, including best picture, best director, best screenplay and best actor and actress. "A Bittersweet Life" and "Blood Rain" were each nominated in 11 categories, and "Rikidozan" in 10, including best picture and best actor.

The final results will be announced at the award ceremony to be held on the last day of the Daejong Film Festival on July 8 at 9 p.m. at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. The red carpet event featuring many top actors will be held earlier that evening from 8 p.m.

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