Precursor: 40th Blue Dragon Film Awards (2019)

Considered South Korea’s pre-eminent film awards, the Blue Dragon Awards haven’t often been big players in the Oscar sweepstakes, but Parasite is this year and that could bolster its chances with this group. Of course, the film’s 12 nominations are probably enough for that.

Nominations Tallies

(12) Parasite
(8) E.X.I.T, Extreme Job, Swing Kids
(7) Svaha: The Sixth Finger
(5) The Battle: Roar to Victory, House of Hummingbird
(3) Birthday, Default, Tune In for Love

The Nominations

Best Picture

Extreme Job
Parasite
House of Hummingbird
Swing Kids
E.X.I.T

Best Director

Kang Hyung Chul – Swing Kids
Bong Joon Ho – Parasite
Won Shin Yeon – The Battle: Roar to Victory
Lee Byung Heon – Extreme Job
Jang Jae Hyun – Svaha: The Sixth Finger

Best Actor

Ryu Seung Ryong – Extreme Job
Sol Kyung Gu – Birthday
Song Kang Ho – Parasite
Jung Woo Sung – Innocent Witness
Jo Jung Suk – E.X.I.T

Best Actress

Go Ah Sung – A Resistance
Kim Hye Soo – Default
Im YoonA – E.X.I.T
Jeon Do Yeon – Birthday
Jo Yeo Jeong – Parasite

Best Supporting Actor

Kang Ki Young – The Most Ordinary Romance
Park Myung Hoon – Parasite
Lee Kwang Soo – Inseparable Bros
Jo Woo Jin – Default
Jin Seon Kyu – Extreme Job

Best Supporting Actress

Kim Sae Byuk – House of Hummingbird
Park So Dam – Parasite
Lee Jung Eun – Parasite
Honey Lee – Extreme Job
Jang Young Nam – Metamorphosis

Best New Director

Kim Bo Ra – House of Hummingbird
Kim Yoon Suk – Another Child
Lee Sang Geun – E.X.I.T
Lee Ok Seob – Maggie
Lee Jong Un – Birthday

Best New Actor

Gong Myung – Extreme Job
Kim Sung Cheol – Battle of Jangsari
Park Hae Soo – By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture
Park Hyung Sik – Juror 8
Jung Hae In – Tune In for Love

Best New Actress

Kim Hye Joon – Another Child
Park Ji Hoo – House of Hummingbird
Park Hye Soo – Swing Kids
Lee Jae In – Svaha: The Sixth Finger
Choi Sooyoung – Girl Cops

Best Screenplay

Default
Extreme Job
Parasite
House of Hummingbird
Svaha: The Sixth Finger

Best Cinematography and Lighting

Parasite
The Battle: Roar to Victory
Svaha: The Sixth Finger
Swing Kids
E.X.I.T

Best Editing

Extreme Job
Parasite
The Battle: Roar to Victory
Swing Kids
E.X.I.T

Best Music

Parasite
Svaha: The Sixth Finger
Swing Kids
E.X.I.T
Tune In for Love

Best Art Direction

Parasite
The Battle: Roar to Victory
Svaha: The Sixth Finger
Swing Kids
Tune In for Love

Best Technical Achievement

Metamorphosis – makeup
The Battle: Roar to Victory – martial arts
Svaha: The Sixth Finger – visual effects
Swing Kids – costumes
E.X.I.T – stunts

Blue Dragon Film Awards Data

First Awards: 1963 (40)
Not Awarded: 1968, 1974-1989

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