With 2016 being one of the most impressive seasons for S. Korean cinema, there was much competition among the nominees and the awards were, as usually, spread among a number of films. Among the highlights was the fact that Lee Byung-hun won for the first time, despite his many nominations and that the award for supporting actor went to Japanese Jun Kinimura for his role in “The Wailing.”


The 37th ceremony took place on November 25th at the Grand Peace Palace of Kyung Hee University and was hosted by Kim Hye-soo and Yoo Jun Sang.



Best Picture: Inside Men (Woo Min-ho)

Best Director: Na Hong-jin (The Wailing)

Best Actor: Lee Byung-hun (Inside Men)

Best Actress: Kim Min-hee (The Handmaiden)

Best Supporting Actor: Jun Kunimura  (The Wailing)

Jun Kunimura

Best Supporting Actress: Park So-dam (The Priests)

Best New Actor: Park Jung-min (Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet)

Best New Actress: Kim Tae-ri (The Handmaiden)

Best Screenplay: Shin Yeon-sik (Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet)

Best New Director: Yoon Ga-eun (The World of Us)

Box Office Audience Award: Train to Busan

Best Cinematography: Lee Mo-gae, Lee Sung-hwan (Asura: The City of Madness)

Best Original Score: Jang Young-kyu, Dalparan (The Wailing)

Best Art Direction: Ryu Sung-hee (The Handmaiden)

Best Technical Achievement: Kwak Tae Yong, Hwang Hyo Gyun (Special Effects in Train to Busan

Best Film Editing: Kim Sung-min (The Wailing)

Most Popular Stars: Jung Woo-sung (Asura: The City of Madness), Son Ye-jin (The Last Princess), Bae Doona (Tunnel), Jun Kunimura (The Wailing)

Best Short Film: Summer Night ( Lee Ji-won)