It was a night of sparkle, eye candy, honors and humility as a countless number of stars walked down the red carpet, nervously hoping that their talents and efforts would be recognized at the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards on May 27.
From rookies to veterans to production team members, winners were called out one by one, some with tears and some with nothing but gratitude.
Jun Ji Hyun and Song Kang Ho ended up taking the highest honors of the night in the Television and Movie Categories for their respective roles in SBS’ You Who Came From the Stars and the movie The Attorney.
Jun Ji Hyun expressed her gratitude, saying, “Whenever I start a new project, I always think that this is only the beginning but it could also be my last
It was a night of glamour and celebration as Korea’s hottest actors, actresses along with the staff and insiders of the drama/film industry all gathered together for the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards on May 27.
With Shin Dong Yup and Kim Ah Joong hosting the awards, the Baeksang Arts Awards ran for 150 minutes, announcing this years winners for outstanding performances.
Song Kang Ho was the only “triple crown winner” of the night as he took home three different awards for the Grand Prize, Best Film and Best New Director. Kim Soo Hyun took home two awards for his film “Secretly, Greatly” for Best New Actor and Most Popular (Male). Seol Kyung Koo won the Best Leading Actor for “Wish,” which also won the award for Best Screenplay
The annual award that celebrates achievements in both film and television is back with its 50th edition. The “50th Baeksang Art Awards” airs today on JTBC starting 6:20 PM KST, taking place at Kyunghee University Hall of Peace in Seoul. Watch it live here as your favorite stars from your favorite dramas, variety shows, and films are honored for their work. EXO-K will also be performing today.
Look below for the complete list of nominations.
The “50th Baeksang Art Awards” divides its awards into two categories: television and film.
Actor Kim Soo Hyun is up for two acting awards- Best Actor in Television and Best Rookie Actor in Film. His SBS drama “Man from the Stars” has its name in four award categories
Lee Hyun Woo presented warm gifts to the staff members of The Technicians.
Lee Hyun Woo began filming for The Technicians in March. Worried about the staff members’ health as they travel back and forth between Seoul and Busan during the months with a huge daily temperature range, Lee Hyun Woo decided to gift them with jackets from casual brand Unionbay, which he is modeling for.
An affiliate of The Technicians said, “All the staff members were touched by Lee Hyun Woo’s kind heart, who has been leading a bright atmosphere at the filming site with his positive energy.”
Lee Hyun Woo previously starred in movie Secretly, Greatly, acting as a north Korean agent ‘Lee Hae Jin,’ in the movie that sold over seven million tickets
Sadly for fans, every year brings a new wave of Korean male celebrities who enlist to fulfill their mandatory duty of two years in the military. While many details are still unclear as of yet, there are a couple of big names who are definitely going to enlist this year, some who have already enlisted, and others who remain fuzzy, but are likely to go this year or in early 2015.
Check out the list below to keep updated on which of your favorite stars will be leaving for the army!
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On May 8 at 2 PM (KST), actor Park Ki Woong will be enlisting through the Nonsan training camp to receive basic training, after which he will serve as a conscripted policeman.
At the end of last year, after being accepted to enlist as a policeman, Park Ki Woong has adjusted his schedule accordingly, waiting for his specific enlistment date. Just last month, the actor wrapped up shooting for the SBS show “My Heart Beats” and withdrew from the show.
Park Ki Woong has received a lot of love for his performance in works such as the movie “Secretly, Greatly” and the drama “Bridal Mask.” Before he enlists, the actor is leaving us with one last movie, called “Mad Sad Bad,” which is set to premiere on May 15. Watch the trailer below!
In other news, many celebrities are finishing up their military service this year! (See: Celebrities to Be Discharged From the Military This Year Include Leeteuk, Yoo Seung Ho, Se7en, and More!)
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Park Ki Woong is going to the army.
He will be enlisting at the Nonsan Training Center on May 8, and after receiving basic military training, he will be serving as a police officer.
In a recent phone call with Newsen, Park Ki Woong’s agency stated, “Park Ki Woon applied to become general police officer and was accepted.”
Park Ki Woong finished fimling his movie Sinchon Zombie Comic, which is awaiting its premiere on May 15. He continued to focus on SBS’ My Heart Beats even right before his enlistment. He finished his last filming for the show in April.
Meanwhile, Park Ki Woong debuted in 2006 with the movie Kaidan in 2005, He left a strong impression as the character Kimura Shunji in KBS’ Bridal Mask
The online voting for the Popularity Award (TV and Film categories) at the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards is almost over but the results are still unpredictable.
The Popularity Award is divided in two–the film category and the TV category.
For the film category, the Male Popularity Award currently has Kim Soo Hyun of “Secretly and Greatly” in the lead, with the majority of votes putting him in first place. He is followed by B1A4‘s Jin Young of “Miss Granny” in second place, Kim Woo Bin of “Friends 2″ in third place, Lee Joon of “Rough Play” in fourth place, and Lee Hyun Woo, also of “Secretly, Greatly,” in fifth place
The Alien Star, Kim Soo Hyun, shone brightly at his recent “2014 Kim Soo Hyun Asia Tour 1st Memories” held at the Singapore Expo on April 27. His spontaneity, unique humor, and even his pause for thought charmed and dazzled the full house crowd of 2,800.
Kim Soo Hyun kick-started the night with the song, “Dreaming“, from his drama “Dream High“. It was followed by a light-hearted chat with the host on five of his main productions, and it was filled with witty responds from the megastar.
On “The Moon that Embraces the Sun”, he wasn’t shy to declare that “not everyone could pull off the Hanbok look”, thereby leaving everyone to presume that he wears Hanbok well. With his movie, “The Thieves”, laughter erupted when he joked that he brought 30 pieces of underwear in his luggage and nothing else when filming overseas
In an interview with Newsen, actor Park Ki Woong talked about his close friendship with former co-stars Kim Soo Hyun and Joo Won.
The interview was held during his photoshoot with “bnt International.” The reporter asked Park Ki Woong about his compatibility with co-stars that he has worked with in the past. The actor answered, “Strangely, I tend to have better chemistry with male actors,” with a laugh. He added that he was compatible with Kim Soo Hyun and Lee Hyun Woo while they filmed the movie “Secretly, Greatly,” as well as Joo Won, in the drama “Bridal Mask.” Park Ki Woong stated, “I still keep in contact with them and we remain close friends.”
Also in the same interview, Park Ki Woong discussed his previous dramas as well as his appearance on a variety show
Park Ki Woong chose Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Hyun Woo, and Joo Won as the actors who he is most compatible with during his interview with "International bnt
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When asked which actors he"s most compatible with in terms of acting, Park Ki Woong shared, "Strangely, I am the type to get along better with male actors... I fit well with Kim Soo Hyun and Lee Hyun Woo whom I filmed "Secretly and Greatly" ("Covertness") with and Joo Won on "Bridal Mask". They are my close friends that I always keep in touch with them even now."
Park Ki Woong will be enlisting next month but he made sure to treat fans with a swoon-worthy pictorial before he leaves so check out the photos below!
The movie “Mad Sad Bad – Saw You” forewarned about its unconventional romance.
Director Han Ji Seung, who received praise for maturing his ability in melodramas to the next step through the drama “Age of Feelings,” is attempting an unconventional melodrama about zombie romance in ‘Mad Sad Bad – Saw You’.
“Mad Sad Bad” is a 3D movie containing three stories from directors Ryu Seung Wan, Han Ji Seung and Kim Tae Yong, and the movie was selected as the opening film at the 15th Jeonju International Film Festival. Among the parts of the film is “Saw You” from director Han Ji Seung, in which it contains a story about a zombie situation where the original curers and humans end up living through the development of a cure while also touching upon the memories and love stories of those involved
Good news for Hyun Bin‘s fans in North America! You will get a chance to catch the actor in his comeback movie and first historical role. It has been announced that his movie, “The King’s Wrath,” will hit theaters in North America in May.
According to a report, a representative of the production company said “The King’s Wrath” is set to open in North American theaters on May 23, with an expected total of 25 cinemas across the continent screening the film. Distribution of “The King’s Wrath” in North America is managed by Dream West, which was also responsible for the overseas distribution of Korean movies such as “Secretly, Greatly,” “Coronary,” and “Friend 2.”
The report said Dream West is looking towards good results for “The King’s Wrath,” with Hyun Bin in the lead alongside director Lee Jae Kyu of the dramas “Beethoven Virus” and “The King 2 Hearts
Hyun Bin’s movie The King’s Wrath will be premiering in America.
The King’s Wrath, highly anticipated to be the next successful historical film following Masquerade and Face Reader, is expected to spread Korean culture by premiering on May 23 in over 25 theatres around North America.
The movie will be distributed by Dream West, which also successfully distributed Secretly, Greatly, Face Reader, Friend 2 and more.
An affiliate of Dream West stated, “Face Reader was well received in North America and we saw the same potential to succeed with The King’s Wrath. We also chose The King’s Wrath because we have our trust in director Lee Jae Kyu, who also directed drama Beethoven Virus and The King 2Hearts, and stars Hyun Bin, Jung Jae Young, Jo Jeong Seok and Jo Jae Hyun who have positive images
Having turned just 27 this year (Korean age), Kim Soo Hyun has become one of Korea’s representative and irreplaceable actors.
From his early project Giant to the most recent syndrome-causing You Who Came From the Stars, the actor has been setting records with his successful projects.
With numerous places sending out love calls, Kim Soo Hyun turned all of this success to those around him and remained humble.
Having just completed filming, without having chance to look around at the explosive response surrounding him, Kim Soo Hyun looked rather relaxed and calm. One could see the actor has finally left behind ‘Do Min Jun,’ the character who struggled with deep emotions, from the looks of ease on his face.
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Ready to take the baton, JYJ’s Park Yoo Chun talked a little about SBS’ You Who Came From the Stars.
On February 26, Park Yoo Chun attended the press conference for Three Days at the Imperial Palace Seoul hotel in Gangnam with the other members of the cast and staff.
As Three Days will be following up You Who Came From the Stars, which received much popularity and love, Park Yoo Chun was asked about his thoughts on the drama.
“My mother is a fan of You Who Came From the Stars, so I watched it too. I thought it was a very fun drama, and Three Days is ready to have that drama’s strength transferred over.”
Son Hyeon Ju also stated that while he wasn’t able to watch the complete series due to filming, he enjoyed what he saw, especially since Kim Soo Hyun, whom he worked with in Secretly Greatly was in the drama
Actor Kim Soo Hyun’s fans have shown another example of the changing culture of fandom in Korea. The actor’s fans recently celebrated his birthday by donating large amounts of supplies to those in need. On February 16, fans donated 4.22 tons of rice, 6220 coal heating blocks, 3200 diapers, and 1200 ramyun in Kim Soo Hyun’s name. That’s not all, as the actor’s fans also donated about 4694 USD to those in need. The reason behind such generous donations was that Kim Soo Hyun’s fans believed that although a gift specifically for the actor would have been nice, donating to those in need was a more meaningful way to celebrate the actor’s birthday.
Previously, Kim Soo Hyun’s fans had displayed their acts of kindness through donation events. During the press conference for the actor’s 2012 movie, “The Thieves,” fans donated 1
Actor Park Ki Woong will star in Kim Ki Duk Film‘s upcoming movie titled “Made in China.”
He will be playing the strong and masculine lead character Chen, and will be challenged to set the mood of the movie with his powerful but detailed acting. Debut project of producer Kim Dong Hoo, the film will touch on the meaning of introspection.
Known for his applaudable performances in “Secretly, Greatly,” “War of the Arrows,” and “Bridal Mask,” the young actor showed his passion by immersing in his role immediately after the casting. All the way from hair to clothes, he is currently doing his best to become the perfect Chen, and fans are already anticipating to see his transformation
Kim Soo Hyun fans in Asia, you are in luck!
Actor Kim Soo Hyun will be meeting his fans in March by youring six different Asian countries including Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore.
On February 5, Key East commented, “Kim Soo Hyun will go on an Asian Tour for receiving such great love from fans through his film ‘Secretly Greatly‘ and dramas ‘Moon that Embraces the Sun‘ and ‘Man from the Stars.‘”
Starting from the middle of March, Kim Soo Hyun will kick off his Asian Tour in Seoul. Then he will visit Taiwan and China, in which he’ll travel to three different cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Then he’ll make a visit in Japan, Singapore and lastly, Thailand.
Kim Soo Hyun had recently placed #1 on the Chinese portal site Baidu‘s “Today’s Actor” rankings
Kim Soo Hyun will be making his way through and around Asia.
Keyeast Entertainment, Kim Soo Hyun’s agency, announced, “We were able to organize the Asian fan meeting tour thanks to the fans who’ve shown their support for the movie Secretly, Greatly as well as the dramas The Sun and the Moon and You Who Came From the Stars.”
Beginning in the middle of March, Kim Soo Hyun will launch his fan meeting tour, starting with Seoul and making his way to Taiwan, China, Japan, Singapore and Thailand.
Kim Soo Hyun recently ranked number one under ‘Today’s Actor’ in Chinese portal website, Baidu, beating out other stars in Asia.
He also gathered 5,000 fans for his fan meeting in Japan, which took place last October, and has carried on his global promotions by visiting America and Hong Kong when the movie Secretly, Greatly premiered