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  • Kofra Film Awards Recognizes CHUN Woo-hee
  • by June Kim /  Jan 28, 2015
  • HAN GONG-JU Adds Another Trophy to Its List
     
    On January 29th at 7pm, the 6th Kofra Film Awards were held in Seoul. Organized by the Korean Film Reporters Association (KOFRA), all films released in 2014 in Korea, including domestic and international titles, are eligible to win. Members of the Korean Film Reporters Association voted to select the winners.
     
    Not a surprise to most cinephiles, Han Gong-ju by LEE Su-jin took the Best Film Award. Starring as the protagonist in the film, CHUN Woo-hee received her tenth accolade with the Best Actress Award and Discovery Award for her performance in the title, expanding her long list of awards which included the Blue Dragon Awards and Grand Bell Awards. CHOI Min-shik took the Best Actor Award for his role as Admiral YI Sun-shin in Roaring Currents, which was the hottest title of 2014. Best Director went to KIM Seong-hun of the black comedy thriller that rocked Cannes, A Hard Day.
     
    Other awarded sections included Best Supporting Actor and Actress for YOO Hae-jin in The Pirates and JO Yeo-jeong for Obsessed, Best New Actor for PARK Yoo-chun in Haemoo, Best New Actress went to LEE Yoo-young for Late Spring, Best Independent Film to My Love, Don’t Cross that River, and Best Foreign Film to Intersteallar. Along with the Discovery Award in the special awards category there was also the Film Professional Award to Jamie SHIM, the Film Journalist Award to AHN Jin-yong of Munhwa Ilbo, and the Publicist Award to Hohohobeach’s LEE Chae-hyun. 
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