‘The Throne’ Wins Big at The 35th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards, Veteran Nabs One
Another good news for Yoo Ah In’s second movie this year The Throne. Hit period film The Throne tops Korean Association of Film Critics Awards and takes home 3 KAFC Prizes.
The Korean Film Critics Association has announced the winners for The 2015 Korean Association of Film Critics Awards.
Lee Joon Ik’s The Throne, starring Song Kang Ho and Yoo Ah In, came up tops at the 35th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards (KAFC), where it picked up the Best Film prize, in addition to honors for Best Screenplay and Best Music.
Among other big prize winners were the smash hit Veteran, also starring Yoo Ah In, which earned Ryoo Seung Wan the Best Director award, Hong Sang Soo’s Right Now, Wrong Then, which netted star Jung Jae Young the Best Actor accolade, following his win for the same prize in the Locarno International Film Festival in August, and Coin Locker Girl, for which Kim Hye Soo earned the Best Actress honor.
Assassination picked up two prizes, for Best Cinematography and the Technical Award. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award went to film director Jung Jin Woo, and Ahn Sung Ki was given a Special Appreciation Plaque while Jang Kun Jae earned the Korean International Critics Award for A Midsummer’s Fantasia.
Meanwhile, the top ten films of the year were The Unfair, Cart, Coin Locker Girl, The Shameless, Right Now, Wrong Then, Revivre, Ode to My Father, Assassination, Veteran and The Throne.
The Korean Association of Film Critics Awards, also known as the Critics Choice Awards, is an annual awards ceremony for excellence in film in South Korea. It was established in 1980 by the Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC). The winners were determined through the 2-round of voting from all the Film Critics Association members.
On the final round, The Throne competed one on one against Yoo Ah In’s other movie Veteran, and came out as the best film of the year.
The awards ceremony will take place November 29th at the Press Center, Seoul.
Meanwhile, as of October 22nd, The Throne moved past Northern Limit Line and became the top 3 most-watched film this year, following Veteran (13.4 million) and Assassination (12.6 million). The Throne has garnered more than 6.2 million admissions so far.
These records also made Yoo Ah In the first Korean actor who drew in more than 19.6 million viewers to the cinema in one year! 😀
Congrats Master Sik, The Throne, and Veteran! 😀
Source: Korean Film