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MASQUERADE sweeps with record-breaking 15 wins at Korea's Oscars!

2012/11/01 | 844 views | Permalink | Source

Film takes the 49th Daejong Film Awards by storm, taking top prizes for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and others.
Beats out "Golden Lion" winner "Pieta" and domestic all-time box office champ "The Thieves".

"Masquerade" experienced sweeping success at this year's 49th Daejong Film Awards (Grand Bell Awards) on October 30th in Seoul, Korea. The awards ceremony is the oldest film awards ceremony in South Korea and is presented annually by the Motion Pictures Association of Korea, making it the equivalent of the American Academy Awards. This year, "Masquerade" won awards in a total of 15 categories, bringing the ceremony host Shin Hyun-joon to comment in awe: "This truly is a day for "Masquerade"".  "Masquerade"'s 15 awards obliterates the record for most wins last set by "The King and the Clown", which garnered 10 awards at the 2006 Daejong Film Awards.

Beating out stiff competition from "Pieta", this year's Venice Film Festival Golden Lion awardee, and "The Thieves", now Korea's highest grossing film ever, "Masquerade" won awards in the ceremony's most coveted categories, including Best Film, Best Director for Choo Chang-min, and Best Actor for Lee Byung-hun, whose "commanding central performance" (Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times) has been praised by critics beyond the film's home country of South Korea. A full list of "Masquerade"'s achievements at the 49th Daejong Film Awards is included below.

Best Film – "Masquerade"

Best Director – Choo Chang-min

Best Actor – Lee Byung-hun

Best Supporting Actor – Ryu Seung-ryong

Best Screenplay – Hwang Jo-yoon

Best Production – Lee Tae-yoon

Best Production – Im Sang-jin

Best Editing – Nam Na-yeong

Best Lighting – Oh Seung-chul

Best Costume Design – Kwon Yoo-jin, Im Seung-hee

Best Art Design – Oh Heung-suk

Best Music – Mowg, Kim Joon-sung

Best Sound Effects – Lee Sang-joon

Best Visual Effects – Jung Jae-hoon

Popularity Award – Lee Byung-hun


"Masquerade" is still playing in North American theaters! Full list of theater locations here:!locations/c1045


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