091106 - Kim Myung Min Bags the Daejong's Lead Actor Award


Kim Myung Min won the coveted Best Lead Actor Award at the 46th Daejong Film Awards for his movie, Closer to Heaven.  Kim beat follow nominees Ha Jung-Woo (Take Off), Jung Jae-Young (The Divine Weapon), Seol Kyung-Gu (Haeundae) and Kim Yoon-Seok (Running Turtle).

Kim earned the award for his realistic portrayal of Jong-woo, a 32-year-old law student stricken with Lou Gherig's disease. For the movie, Kim lost an astounding 20 kilos during the course of the filming from February to May. The movie was released last September 24 and it remained at the number 1 spot for 3 consecutive weeks.

This award is also very significant since it is Kim's first triumph for Closer to Heaven, and his first win at the Daejong Film Awards, which is known to be the longest running and most prestigious in Korea.

However, Kim was not able to personally receive the award as he is currently overseas with his family. Closer to Heaven co-star,
Nam Neung-Mi received the award on his behalf.
In addition, Kim was also awarded the Netizen's Choice Award with Speed Scandal's Park Bo-young.
The 46th Daejong Film Awards ceremony was held on Nov. 6 at the Olympic Hall, Seoul Olympic Park.  The full list of winners and more information about the Daejong Film Festival Awards are available at the official website at www.daejongsang.com.
6 November 2009, MyungMin International


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