Jung Woo-sung wins Best Supporting Actor at AFA

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Jung Woo-sung accepting his Best Supporting Actor
(The Good, the Bad, the Weird)
award at the Hong Kong Convention Center

The 3rd Asian Film Awards (AFA, Asia Film Award) was held on the 23rd March in Hong Kong. Korean actor Jung Woo-sung bagged the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in the movie The Good, the Bad, the Weird.

The kimchi western had eight nominations out of 13 award categories namely, for Best Film, Best Director (Kim Jee-woon), Best Actor (Song Kang-ho), Best Supporting Actor (Jung Woo-sung & Lee Byung-hun), Best Cinematographer (Lee Mo-gae), Best Composer (Dalpalan / Jang Young-gyu) and Best Visual Effects (Kim Wook). Out of the eight nominations for the team, only Jung Woo-sung walked away with an award.


In an interview with Jung after the ceremony, when asked if he would accept a supporting role again in future, Jung replied, “Of course. I like attractive and challenging roles. As an actor, I am always looking to play different characters as it makes the experience richer.”

Jung also mentioned that if given the chance, he would like to work with directors John Woo and Gordon Chan. About future plans, he mentioned that he is now considering several projects – it might be a movie or drama next.

Jung Woo-sung (most right), Director Kim Jee-woon (2nd from right)
and the rest of The Good, the Bad, the Weird team.

Another notable South Korean win at the AFA was for Best Editor : Kim Sun-min (The Chaser).

For movie aficionados, here’s are the nominations for Best Film.

Forever Enthralled (China)
The Good, the Bad, the Weird (South Korea)
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (Japan)
The Rainbow Troops (Indonesia)
Red Cliff (China)
Tokyo Sonata (The Netherlands / Japan / Hong Kong) – WINNER

Catch the 3rd Asian Film Awards ceremony on STAR networks from April 04 onwards.

Complete list of nominees and winners

Source: Hankyung, AFA Official Site

Pics credit: Hankyung, StarNews

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