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"Old Boy" reigns at Critics Choice Awards

2004/11/26 Source

The Critics Choice Awards, a yearly awards ceremony which has been held since 1980 by the Korean Film Critics Society, presented a total of five awards to Park Chan-wook's acclaimed "Old Boy", including Best Picture.

Other prizes won by the film include Best Director, Best Actor (Choi Min-sik), Best New Actress (Kang Hye-jung), and Best Music (Jo Yeong-wook).

For other categories, Yum Jung-ah won Best Actress for her role in "The Big Swindle"; Kim Ki-duk won Best Screenplay for "3-Iron"; Best New Actor went to Gang Dong-won for "Temptation of Wolves"; Best New Director was won by Choi Dong-hoon of "The Big Swindle", and a Special Mention was presented to Kim Dong-won's documentary "Repatriation". Record-breaking war film "Taegukgi" also won Best Cinematography (Hong Kyung-pyo) and Best Effects (Jung Do-an).

Prizes were scheduled to be given at a special ceremony on November 25 at Hypertheque Nada in Seoul. The Korean Film Critics Society, headed by JOO Jin-sook, also announced the best ten films of the past year by consensus vote, as follows: "Old Boy" (18 votes), "3-Iron" (12 votes), "Silmido" (9 votes), "Taegukgi" (8 votes), "Repatriation" (7 votes), "Spider Forest" (6 votes), "The Scarlet Letter" (5 votes), "Woman is the Future of Man" (5 votes), "The President's Barber" (5 votes), and "The Big Swindle" (3 votes).

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