Kim Ki-duk's Spring,Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring was named the surprise winner of the 41st Grand Bell Awards, SouthKorea's oldest awards ceremony.This marks the second major local honour for the film after it won BestPicture at the rival Blue Dragon Awards held last December.
The Korea-Germanco-production beat out popular favorite and Cannes Grand Prix winner Old Boy, which still managed to collect fiveawards for directing (Park Chan-wook), lead actor (Choi Min-shik), musicalscore, lighting, and editing.
In the pastseveral years, organizers have been trying to repair the event's reputationfollowing heavy viewer criticism and accusations of corruption in the late1990s. The event's nominationprocess has now been revamped to allow ordinary citizens to contribute.
41st Grand BellAwards, South Korea
Best Picture: Spring,Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring, LJ Film/Pandora Film
Special Jury Prize: Silmido, Cinema Service
Best Director: Park Chan-wook, Old Boy
Best Actor: Choi Min-shik, Old Boy
Best Actress: Moon So-ri, A Good Lawyer's Wife
Best Cinematography: HongKyung-pyo, Tae Guk Gi
Best New Director: Choi Dong-hoon, The Big Swindle
Best Supporting Actor: HeoJun-ho, Silmido
Best Supporting Actress: Kim Ga-yeon, Mr. Handy
Best New Actress: Moon Geun-young, My Little Bride
Best New Actor: Kim Rae-won, My Little Bride
Best Screenplay: TheBig Swindle, ChoiDong-hoon
Best Adapted Screenplay: Silmido, Kim Hui-jae
Best Musical Score: Jo Young-wook, Old Boy
Best Costumes: Jeong Gu-hoand Kim Hee-ju, Untold Scandal
Best Special Effects: Moon Byung-yong, etc., Natural City
Executive Producing:Jonathan Kim, Silmido