On May 24, members of the film industry honored some of the greatest talents that shined throughout the past year at the 2017 Chunsa Film Art Awards.
Named after pioneer actor and filmmaker Na Woon Gyu, who used Chunsa as a pen name, the annual ceremony took place at COEX Auditorium this year.
Na Hong Jin took home the title of Best Director for his critically acclaimed production, The Wailing. In his acceptance speech, he not only expressed his gratitude for his cast and crew, but he also amusingly thanked Park Chan Wook for being away at Cannes. (Park Chan Wook is the director of another 2016 film hit, The Handmaiden.
The Best Actor and Best Actress awards were handed to Ha Jung Woo and Son Ye Jin for their accomplished roles in Tunnel and The Truth Beneath, respectively. Both of them humbly accepted their awards with grace, as they thanked the audience for loving their characters.
Other actors and films that were highlighted include Park Jung Min, Yoo In Young, and the ever popular Train to Busan.
Check out the full list of winners below!
Best Director: Na Hong Jin (“The Wailing”)
Best Actor: Ha Jung Woo (“Tunnel”)
Best Actress: Son Ye Jin (“The Truth Beneath”)
Best Supporting Actor: Park Jung Min (“Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet”)
Best Supporting Actress: Yoo In Young (“Misbehavior”)
Best New Actor: Goo Gyo Hwan (“Great Patrioteers”)
Best New Actress: Lee Sang Hee (“Our Love Story”)
Best New Director: Kim Jin Hwang (“The Boys Who Cried Wolf”)
Best Screenplay: “The Truth Beneath”
Technical Award: “Train to Busan”
Popular Actor Award: Kim In Kwon
Special Popularity Award: Kim Seul Gi, Choi Woo Shik
People’s Choice Most Popular Film Award: “Train to Busan”
Achievement Award: Director Kim Soo Yong
Congratulations to all the winners!