Lee Byung Hun Is Named Best Actor at Daejong Film Awards

Ben Cho, Dec. 28, 2016, 9:21 a.m.

At the 53rd Daejong Film Awards, Lee Byung-hun won a best actor award, while the movie he starred in, “Inside Man,” was named best film of the year. Lee said during his acceptance speech, “It’s a true pleasure to win the prize, but I feel heavyhearted at the same time.” 

Meanwhile, Son Ye-jin of “The Last Princess” was named best actress, but she did not show up at the ceremony so the producer of the film received a trophy on her behalf. Many nominees and award winners were absent at the ceremony, raising controversy about the awards again. 

The Daejong Film Awards was launched in 1962 and is recognized as one of the nation’s top film award events. The annual event was held at the Convention Center of Sejong University on Tuesday to honor Korea’s top movies, actors and others in the film industry. 

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