Yoo Ah In Attends The Blue Dragon Awards Hand Printing Ceremony, Asked About “Secret Love Affair”, “Burning”, And More

Yoo Ah In and all the 2015 winners of the Blue Dragon Awards reunited again at the 37th Blue Dragon Film Awards Hand-printing Ceremony. The Blue Dragon Film Awards is a prestigious film awards ceremony in Korea. Held for the first time in 1963, it aims to promote and develop the domestic film industry, and to honor the accomplishments of the remarkable filmmakers and film workers every year.

Yoo Ah In, Lee Jung Hyun, and Oh Dal Soo, Jeon Hye Jin and Choi Woo Sik, the last year’s winners of Blue Dragon Film Awards attended the hand-printing ceremony on November 2nd, at 2 p.m, in CGV Yeouido. The hand-printing ceremony is held every year and dedicated to the past winners of the Blue Dragon Awards.

Yoo Ah In won Best Male Performance (Best Actor) at the 2015 Blue Dragon Film Awards for his performance in “Sado”/”The Throne” [see here], Lee Jung Hyun grabbed Best Actress, Oh Dal Soo Best Supporting Actor (“Veteran”), Jeon Hye Jin Best Supporting Actress (“Sado”/”The Throne”), and Choi Woo Shik won Best Newcomer.

The five of them have done a commemoration photoshoot for the hand-printing ceremony last month. Yoo Ah In had the photoshoot together with Oh Dal Soo and Lee Jung Hyun. Here’s the cute BTS photos from the photoshoot~

In the Blue Dragon Film Awards Hand-printing Ceremony, Yoo Ah In was wearing Gucci 2017 Men’s Cruise Collection. The tiger printed on the neck tie gives oriental yet unique and witty element.

Some news and interview videos from the 37th Blue Dragon Film Awards Hand-printing Ceremony~

Yoo Ah In was asked about “Secret Love Affair” having similar story with Choi Sun Sil/Park Geun Hye Scandal

Yoo Ah In apologizes to Oh Dal Soo for the last year’s Blue Dragon Film Awards incident

Yoo Ah In Q&A

Full Ceremony: Q&A and Hand Printing


In the Question & Answer session there are two interesting questions.

First is about whether Yoo Ah In will join award-winning director Lee Chang Dong’s next movie “Burning”(버닝). These past two months, there have been a lot of news circulating in the net about Yoo Ah In “confirmed” then followed by “unconfirmed” join the Burning casting together with Kang Dong Won.

Second is about what he thinks of “Secret Love Affair” getting connected with the current politic situation (read the background here)

Now here is the Q&A session based on the “Full Ceremony: Q&A and Hand Printing” Video above.

Q: We’ve heard about your appearance in Lee Chang Dong’s movie “Burning”

Yoo Ah In: “Although there have been articles about the casting, the situation right now is that I haven’t signed the movie contract yet.”

Q: What do you think about what people are saying these days, that “Secret Love Affair” has predicted the current events in the country?

Yoo Ah In: “Yes many people have thought so, I too found it fascinating. But today is the hand-printing ceremony for the Blue Dragon awards, and the question is unrelated to the subject today [aka the Blue Dragon Awards]. I hope that you will excuse me on this [I hope that you will understand]”

Q. Three years from now, do you aim to win the best actor award again?

Yoo Ah In: “I’m aiming to have another good memory to cherish in my life one day. It was not just a prize to me. I think that last year I was given so much awards and memories that could last me for the next ten years”

Q: Memories of last year?

Yoo Ah In: “Being at this hand-printing event, it’s bringing back so many memories from last year awards. I expect this year to be an extremely glorious day. I hope that it will be a profound/meaningful day for the winners”

Lee Jung Hyun: “I started as an actress, then I became a singer, then I became an actress once again. I want to be an actress till I die. The award gave me so much power and confidence when it comes to my choices”

Q: How did the hand-printing feel like?

Lee Jung Hyun: “It feels like touching a puppy’s hair”

Q: How do you define the Blue Dragon award trophy, from your own perspective?

Yoo Ah In: “I think I felt acknowledged. Many sunbae-nims will say just the same. I don’t feel it has been 10 years since I debuted on the big screen at the age of 20. Nonetheless I have been living fueled by my own affection [for the craft]. After ten years since my dΓ©but, the award felt like being admired and acknowledged. Although I don’t think that it was an easy path, I was so grateful for having such a moment in between”

Q. Where do you keep your trophies?

Yoo Ah In: “Just like Oh Dal Soo sunbae-nim, all of the trophies are with my agency’s CEO. Because they are very heavy [weighty], and I don’t want to be restrained by them at home. So I keep them out of sight”

Lee Jung Hyun: “I don’t have much, but I keep it at my mother’s house, placed in a bookcase”

Finally, Yoo Ah In mentioned about the Oh Dal Soo incident last year πŸ˜„

Yoo Ah In: “I’ve just remembered something about last year’s awards ceremony. [When my name was announced as the winner of Best Actor] I lost track of things. Oh Dal Soo sunbae-nim wanted to congratulate me and stretched out his hand, and I just passed him by. And all of that was shown during the broadcast. So I would like to take this opportunity and apologize to him officially πŸ˜„ It was a funny experience. I apologized to him in a text message on that day” (laugh)

Now here are a few of Yoo Ah In photos from the Blue Dragon Awards Hand-printing Ceremony, November 2nd~^^


Looking at the 37th Blue Dragon Awards Commemoration Photobook and showing off his own photo ^^


Going out the CGV after the ceremony, photo taken by Moonai nim~


Check more photos in our Facebook in album “The 37th Blue Dragon Film Awards Winners Hand Printing Ceremony”

The 37th Blue Dragon Film Awards ceremony will be held on November 25th.


8 Responses to “Yoo Ah In Attends The Blue Dragon Awards Hand Printing Ceremony, Asked About “Secret Love Affair”, “Burning”, And More”
  1. Sofie says:

    Thanks for the translations. It seems impossible for him to play in another movie before military though because it’s almost the end of the year.

  2. Mari says:

    LOL the Oh Dal Soo incident is so cute 😁😁

  3. Laura says:

    Somehow I think he will sign β€œBurning” movie contract soon. No one would pass Lee Chang Dong’s movie offer.

  4. Yasuyo says:

    Congrats, tiger boy! The main actor prize of Blue Dragon Award…Taebak!!! It must have been such a big surprise that he lost track^^;

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