The winners of the 59th Grand Bell Awards in 2023 have been announced. Prominent actors, including Kim Seon Ho, Han Hyo Joo, and Oh Jung Se, were among the recipients of the esteemed Grand Bell Awards. This recognition is a testament to their remarkable skills and contributions to the film industry.
Winners of the 59th Grand Bell Awards in 2023
The 59th Grand Bell Awards, also known as the Daejong Film Awards, announced its winners on November 15, 2023. The event, organized by The Motion Pictures Association of Korea, took place at the Gyeonggi Arts Center in Suwon. Actor Cha In Pyo and comedian Jang Do Yeon hosted the ceremony, adding their own charm and wit to the event, making it even more enjoyable.
The film “Concrete Utopia” emerged as the top winner, clinching awards for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects.
Furthermore, luminaries such as Kim Seon Ho, Han Hyo Joo, Lee Byung Hun, and other talented individuals were honored for their outstanding contributions to the Korean film industry.
Here is the complete list of award recipients below.
- Best Director
Ryoo Seung Wan | Movie: “Smugglers”
- Best New Director
Ahn Tae Jin | Movie: “The Night Owl”
Best Acting Awards
- Best Actress
Kim Seo Hyung | Movie: “Greenhouse”
- Best Actor
Lee Byung Hun | Movie: “Concrete Utopia”
- Best Supporting Actress
Kim Sun Young | Movie: “Concrete Utopia”
- Best Supporting Actor
Oh Jung Se | Movie: “Cobweb”
- Best New Actress
Kim Si Eun | Movie: “Next Sohee”
- Best New Actor
Kim Seon Ho | Movie: “The Childe”
- Daejong’s Expected Director Award
Park Jae Bum | Movie: “Mother Land”
- Daejong’s Expected Film Award:
Movie: “Dream Palace”
- Daejong’s Expected Actor Award
Jung Sung Hwa | Movie: “Hero”
Jang Mi Hee
Best Series Awards
- Best Series Actress:
Han Hyo Joo | Series: “Moving”
- Best Series Actor
Choi Min Sik | Series: “Casino”
- Best Series Director
Kang Yoon Sung | Series: “Casino”
- Best Series
- Best Documentary
Yang Young Hi | Documentary: “Soup and Ideology”
- Best Costume
Yoon Jung Hee | Movie: “Killing Romance”
- Best Art Direction
Jo Hwa Sung and Choi Hyun Suk | Movie: “Concrete Utopia”
- Best Sound Mixing
Kim Suk Won | Movie: “Concrete Utopia”
- Best Editing
Kim Sun Mi | Movie: “The Night Owl”
- Best Visual Effects
Eun Jae Hyun | Movie: “Concrete Utopia” VFX
- Best Screenplay
Hyun Gyu Jin and Ahn Tae Jin | Movie: “The Night Owl”
- Best Score
Dalpalan | Movie: “Phantom”
- Best Cinematography
Choi Young Hwan | Movie: “Smugglers”
Congrats to the 59th Grand Bell Awards winners for their exceptional contributions to Korean film industry!
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