Korea acknowledges 'Show Must Go On'


SEOUL -- "The Show Must Go On" picked up the best film award, and its star Song Kang-ho won the best actor award at the 28th Blue Dragon Awards in Seoul on Friday.

No single film dominated this year's awards show, as prizes went to a wide array of films.

Best director went to Hur Jin-ho for his melodrama "Happiness," which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Best actress went to Jeon Do-yeon for "Secret Sunshine," the role that also won her the best actress prize at Cannes in May.

Kim Han-min made a bit of a splash, picking up both the best new director award and the best screenplay.

Other multiple winners were the horror film "Epitaph," which won best art design and best cinematographer, and the drama "The Happy Life," which won best supporting actor and best music.

Best supporting actress went to industry veteran Na Moon-hee for "Cruel Winter Blues."

Korean-American Daniel Henney won the best new actor award for "My Father," while Jeong Reo-won won the best new actress for "The Two Faces of My Girlfriend."

Other awards went to "The Restless" for special effects and "Hwang Jin-yi" for lighting.

The Blue Dragon Awards are presented by the Sports Chosun newspaper, and are one of Korea's two biggest film awards, along with the Grand Bell Awards held in the spring.