November 22, 2019 12:27
Director Bong Joon-ho's black comedy "Parasite" swept this year's Blue Dragon Film Awards on Thursday, landing nominations in 11 out of 12 categories and winning five.
Bong won best director and said in his acceptance speech, "I'm so grateful. This is the first time I've won an award at the Blue Dragon."
Best actress went to Jo Yeo-jeong, who starred in the film and wept as she said, "I thought this was the only award 'Parasite' wouldn't win."
The film, which won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival in France, also grabbed best picture, supporting actress and production design.
Best male lead went to Jung Woo-sung for "Innocent Witness."
The Blue Dragon Film Awards are the top cinematic awards in Korea launched in 1963.
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