Korean box officerecord-holder King And The Clown,directed by Lee Joon-ik, swept Korea's 43rd Grand Bell Awards on Friday (July21).

Nominated in an all-timehigh of 15 categories, the film took seven awards including best film, bestdirector and best leading actor for Gam Woo-sung who played a masculine courtjester.

Lee Joon-ki, who shot tostardom playing a transvestite clown opposite Gam in the film, took the newactor award as well as the local and overseas popularity awards voted upon throughmobile phones and the internet.

Best leading actress awardwent to Jeon Do-yeon, who played a tearoom waitress with AIDS in Park Jin-pyo'sYou Are My Sunshine, a melodramabased on a true love story.

Widely seen as Korea's top film awards ceremony, the Grand Bell Awardsare usually held in June or early July, with the Grand Bell Film Festival heldin the run-up to the awards. The red carpet event was pushed back this year toavoid the World Cup craze.

Korea's 43rdGrand Bell AwardsWinners:

Best Film
King And TheClown (dir: Lee Joon-ik / prod: Eagle Pictures)

Best Director
Lee Joon-ik (King And TheClown)

Best Leading Actor
Gam Woo-sung (King AndThe Clown)

Best Leading Actress
Jeon Do-yeon (You Are My Sunshine)

Best Supporting Actor
Yoo Hae-jin (King And TheClown)

Best Supporting Actress
Kang Hye-jeong (Welcome To Dongmakgol)

Best Script
Choi Seok-hwan (King AndThe Clown)

Best Cinematography
Ji Gil-yong (King And TheClown)

Best Lighting
Yoo Yeol-jong (Typhoon)

Best Editing
Kim Sang-Beom (Murder, Take One)

Best Music
Michael Staudacher (Blue Swallow)

Best Art Direction
Jo Geun-hyun & Lee Hyung-joo (Duelist)

Best Visual Effects
Kang Joon-ik, Shin Jae-ho, Jung Do-an (Typhoon)

Best Sound Design
KOFIC/Eun Hee-soo (Blue Swallow)

Best Planning (ExecutiveProducing)
Oh Jung Wan & Lee Yoo-jin (You Are MySunshine)

Best Costumes
Jung Kyung-hee (Forbidden Quest)

Best New Director
Han Jae-rim (Rules OfDating)

Best New Actor
Lee Joon-ki (King AndThe Clown)

Best New Actress
Chu Ja-hyun (BloodyTie)

Most Popular Actor - Korea
Lee Joon-ki

Most Popular Actress - Korea
Kang Sung-Yeon

Most Popular Actor -Overseas
Lee Joon-ki

Most Popular Actress -Overseas
Lee Young-ae