November 20, 2008 11:04
The 29th Blue Dragon Film Awards ceremony is on Thursday in Yeouido, Seoul. The award has been around for some 45 years and has an interesting history.
Actor Shin Seong-il holds the record for the most awards, winning for 10 consecutive years, from the first in 1963 until the 10th. Shin, who debuted in 1960 with "A Romantic Papa," became an instant superstar and led the heyday of the Korean film industry.
The record is even more remarkable given the award was suspended for 15-years from 1974. Yet he never won for best actor, only in the "most popular" category.
Choi Jin-sil, who died by suicide last month, won the most awards for "most popular" female star with eight, including for six consecutive years between 1990 and 1995, and in 1997 and 1998. Choi made her screen debut in 1990 with "Nambugun (North Korean Partisan in South Korea)."
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