52nd Grand Bell Awards

The Grand Bell Awards (Korean대종상 영화제; RRDaejongsang Yeonghwajae), also known as Daejong Film Awards, are determined and presented annually by The Motion Pictures Association of Korea for excellence in film in South Korea.[1][2] The Grand Bell Awards were first presented in 1962 and have gained prestige as the Korean equivalent of the American Academy Awards.[3]

52nd Grand Bell Awards
DateNovember 20, 2015
SiteKBS Hall in Yeouido, Seoul
Hosted byShin Hyun-joon
Han Go-eun

52nd ceremonyEdit

The 52nd Grand Bell Awards ceremony was held at the KBS Hall in Yeouido, Seoul on November 20, 2015, and hosted by Shin Hyun-joon and Han Go-eun. To promote the festival and Korean films overseas, the ceremony was broadcast live online in China and a new category for foreign films was set up.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

Nominations and winnersEdit

(Winners denoted in bold)

Best Film Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best New Actor Best New Actress
Best New Director Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography Best Editing
Best Art Direction Best Lighting
Best Costume Design Best Music
High Technology Special Award Best Sound Recording
Best Planning Popularity Award
Best Foreign Actors Lifetime Achievement Award


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