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44th Blue Dragon Film Awards, check out the Korean acting elite who won big this year

The 44th Blue Dragon Awards, originating way back in 1963, held its latest ceremony at KBS Hall, on Nov. 24, 2023. This year as well, it has successfully honored the rich diversity of Korean Cinema.

44th Blue Dragon Film Awards, check out the Korean acting elite who won big this year

Last Updated: 12.30 AM, Nov 25, 2023


The 2023 edition of the Blue Dragon Film Awards, which began as early as 1963, was held in Yeouido’s KBS hall this year, on November 24. The star-studded event was a glamorous yet classical celebration of the diverse cinematic landscape of South Korea. Exceptional performances by its hosts and guest performers ensured a vibrant and lively event for all.

The Blue Dragon Awards ensures fairness and appreciation of all notable Korean films that were released in the previous year. This year, organized by Sports Chosun, the ceremony was hosted by the legendary Kim Hye Soot, for the 30th and last time, and Yoo Yeo Seok, for the sixth year in a row.

Best film- Smuggler

Best Actor- Lee Byung Hun for Concrete Utopia

Best Actress- Jung Yoo Mi for Sleep

Best Director- Um Tae Hwa for Concrete Utopia

Best Supporting Actor- Jo In Sung for Smugglers

Best Supporting Actress- Jeon Yeo Been for Cobweb

Best Music- Chang Gi Ha for Smugglers

Best Cinematography and Lighting- The Night Owl

Best Film Editing- The Night Owl

Technical Award- The Moon

Audience Choice Award (Most Popular Film)- The Roundup: No Way Out

Popularity Award- Song Joong Ki, Kim Seon Ho, Park Bo Young, Jo In Sung

Best Short Film- Ghwa the Last Name for Yoo Jaein

Best New Director- Ahn Taejin for The Night Owl

Best New Actor- Hong Xabin for Hopeless

Best New Actress- Go Min Si for Smugglers

Host Kim Hye Soo also earned a special award for hosting the event since 1993. Best Actress winner Jung Yoo Mi also concluded her victory speech by expressing her admiration for the senior actress and wished her success in future ventures.

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