South Korea’s first space-set blockbuster, “Space Sweepers,” has been nominated for the Hugo Awards 2022 and 57th Nebula Awards. Starring Song Joong Ki and Kim Tae Ri in 2021, the Netflix original film has captivated the global audience with its incredible story and high-quality film.
Netflix’s “Space Sweepers” Nominated for the Hugo Awards 2022 and the 57th Nebula Awards
Space Sweepers, which premiered in February 2021, has been nominated for the 2022 Hugo Awards and the 57th Nebula Awards. Both awards are presented to science fiction and fantasy works.
Directed and written by Jo Sung Hee, “Space Sweepers” has given the global audience a great story with great characters. The characters are played by Song Joong Ki, Kim Tae Ri, Jin Seon Kyu, Yoo Hae Jin, Park Ye Rin, and more.
The $21.2 million USD Korean sci-fi film tells about space conditions in the year 2092. At that time, the space is full of deadly floating junk of derelict satellites, and abandoned spaceships.
Many junk collector ships go through the space to find “precious junk” and exchange it for cash. However, in order to get the “precious junk,” they have to compete with other junk collectors.
The crew of The Victory, a space garbage collector ship, discovers a humanoid robot named Dorothy, which is known to be a weapon of mass destruction. However, compared to the information they got, what they see is an innocent little girl. Moreover, they get involved in a risky deal to exchange the weapon for a big of cash.
“Space Sweepers” Nomination in the Hugo Awards 2022
Netflix’s “Space Sweepers” is the first Korean film to receive the Hugo Awards 2022 nomination for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form category.
The category recognizes theatrical films, television series, and other dramatic works in science fiction and fantasy genres. The works were released in the previous calendar year. “Space Sweepers” will compete with five other films in this category, including two Walt Disney films, Encanto and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
“Space Sweepers” Nomination in the 57th Nebula Awards
The annual Nebula Awards, conducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), has announced the final nominees of the 57th Nebula Awards. And “Space Sweepers” receives a nomination for Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation.
In this category, Space Sweepers will compete with six other films: Encanto, The Green Knight, Loki: Season 1, Dune, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Wanda Vision, and What We Do in the Shadows: Season 3.
Song Joong Ki and Kim Tae Ri in “Space Sweepers”
“Space Sweepers” is the comeback movie of Song Joong Ki and Kim Tae Ri on the big screen. Song Joong Ki’s previous movie was “The Battle Ship Island” in 2017. Meanwhile, Kim Tae Ri’s last movie was “Little Forest” in 2018.
Song Joong Ki and Kim Tae Ri successfully play the role of the characters in this film. Song Joong Ki played the role of Kim Tae Ho, and Kim Tae Ri played the role of Captain Jang.
Moreover, with all actors skilled acting, great plot, astounding CGI, and impressive special effects, you will get a balance of story, action, and characters in this film. In addition, if you are sci-fi lovers, you might think it’s the perfect combination of other sci-fi films like “Wall-E” and “Firefly” that will fully entertain you.
So, have you watched it, K-movie lovers? If you haven’t, you can watch it on Netflix. In the meantime, watch the “Space Sweepers” trailer below.