Winners of the 2022 Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards

Winners of the 2022 Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards
Winners of the 2022 Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards

The winners of the 2022 Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards have been announced!

The Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards are government awards that recognize the work of artists in various fields who have contributed to the development of popular culture. This year’s ceremony was held on November 24 at the National Theater of Korea. The event was hosted by actor Park Sun Ho and former announcer Jang Ye Won with congratulatory performances by Aiki and her dance team of ella Hook, Paul Kim, and Oh My Girl’s YooA.

Director Park Chan Wook and the late actress Kang Soo Yeon received top honors of the night with the Eungwan Order of Cultural Merit (Second Class).

The late actress Kang Soo Yeon, who passed away in May, made her debut as a child actress at the young age of four. Kang Soo Yeon emerged as a global star after her role in director Im Kwon Taek’s 1987 film “The Surrogate Woman.” For this role, Kang Soo Yeon took home the Best Actress Award at the 1987 Venice International Film Festival, becoming the first Korean act, male or female, to win an award at a major film festival. Earlier this year, Kang Soo Yeon was awarded the Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit (4th class) for her achievements.

In a video message, director Im Kwon Taek shared, “An actor who can win awards at global film festivals has emerged. The status of the Korean film has increased significantly. [Kang Soo Yeon] She was the type of actress who had incredible confidence, made her convictions clear, and clearly carried them out.”

Kang Soo Yeon’s younger sister, Kang Soo Kyung, received the award in her place. She commented: “While coming here, I was reminded of when my sister was awarded the Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit in 1987. I have thought a lot about what it would be like if she were here. This year, 53 years have passed since my sister’s debut. I hope my sister remembers and is comforted by the number of people who recognize how diligently she lived while she was doing her best for a long period of time and she is resting well in a good place. I sincerely thank everyone who remembers actress Kang Soo Yeon.”

Earlier this year, director Park Chan Wook set a new record for the most awards received by a Korean filmmaker at the Cannes Film Festival after winning Best Director for his 2022 film “Decision to Leave.” ”.

As he is currently filming abroad, Park Chan Wook gave his acceptance speech in a video message. He shared, “There are many times when my films do not portray our country and our citizens as very beautiful or respectful identities, so I am not sure if I can receive an Order of Merit awarded by the country.”

He continued: “However, I believe it is the duty of an artist to honestly see and represent humans and society. I will think of this as recognition of my efforts and in the future as well, I will look back on my act and delve into this world and the human race with an even more complete attitude.”

In total, five people received an Order of Cultural Merit, six received presidential citations, eight received citations from the Prime Minister and 10 artists/groups received citations from the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

See the full list of winners below!

Eungwan Order of Cultural Merit (2nd Class)

Director Park Chan Wook, actress Kang Soo Yeon (deceased)

Bogwan Order of Cultural Merit (3rd Class)

Actor Song Kang Ho, Screenwriter Park Jin Sook, Cartoonist Heo Young Man

Presidential Mention

Voice actress Hong Seung Ok, OST composer Byun Sung Yong, actor Kim Yoon Seok, singer Kim Hyun Chul, screenwriter Park Hae Young, music director Bang Joon Seok (deceased)

Prime Minister’s Citation

Actor Lee Sung Min, singer Jang Pil Soon, comedian Park Myung Soo, band Jaurim, director Yeon Sang Ho, producer Kim Ji Yeon, singer Zico, cartoon artist Kim Bo Tong

Mention of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism

TXT, aespa, voice actor Kim Young Sun, musical actress Kim Sun Young, producer Han Seung Won, actress Jeon Mi Do, comedian Hong Hyun Hee, choreographer Aiki, singer Paul Kim.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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