On December 21st the Korean Film Producers Association (KFPA) announced the winners of this year's awards. Eligible movies included one hundred sixty-two films released between October 1st of 2019 and September 30th of 2020. "Black Money" won best picture at the awards, and also nabbed a best lead actor nod for Cho Jin-woong in the leading role as a prosecutor investigating malfeasance in the financial industry.
Advertisement"The Man Standing Next" also had a decent night with a best director nod for Woo Min-ho, best production design for Cho Hwa-sung and Park Kyu-bin, and best cinematography for Hong Kyung-pyo. "Lucky Chan-sil" also had two wins with Kim Cho-hee winning for best screenplay and Youn Yuh-jung winning best supporting actress. The award for best actress in a leading role went to Kim Hee-ae of "Moonlit Winter". Han Mi-yeon got the best editing award for "Beasts Clawing at Straws", Kim Tae-seong best score for "KIM Jiyoung: Born 1982", Jung Do-an and Yoon Hyung-tae best special effects for "Peninsula", Kim Suk-won best sound for "Peninsula", and Bae Il-hyuk best lighting for "Deliver Us From Evil".
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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