APN Impressive Award
August 10, 2010
Lee Byung-hun, Son Ye-jin, Bong Joon-ho: 2010 Asian Film Award Winners
Lee Byung-hun, Son Ye-jin, Bong Joon-ho to win APN Awards
By Chung Ah-young
The Asian-Pacific Producers Networks (APN) will honor Korean actor Lee Byung-hun, actress Son Ye-jin and film director Bong Joon-ho at the APN Awards for their contributions to the film industry in the region.
The 5th APN Awards will be held at the Jecheon International Music and Film Festival in North Chungcheong Province from Aug. 12 to 14. APN is a network of some 100 current film producers from 10 Asia-Pacific countries ― Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.
From this year, the organization will expand the number of winners from one actor or actress of the host country of the APN general meeting to three categories ― actor, actress and director.
Known as a “hallyu” star, Lee recently starred in the popular television drama series “IRIS (2009)” and his debut Hollywood film “G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009).”
Son also performed various characters in the film “White Night (2009)” and television dramas “Spotlight (2008)” and “Personal Taste (2010).”
Bong has been internationally recognized for his masterful films “The Host (2006)” and “Mother (2009).”
Cannes-award winning actress Jeon Do-yeon received the award for “Secret Sunshine” in 2007, while Japanese actor Kenichi Matsuyama won the award for his performance in “Death Note” in 2008. Chinese actress Xun Zhou who acted in “The Banquet (2006),” “Painted Skin (2008)” and “Confucius (2010)” was honored in 2009.
The 5th Asia-Pacific Producers Network (APN) Secretariat on August 10th announced, “Lee Byung-hun, Son Ye-jin, director Bong Joon-ho have been selected as impressive winners of the ‘2010 APN Asian Movies’.” Lee Byung-hun and Son Ye-jin, are expected to attend the APN Award Opening Ceremony & Dinner at 7pm taking place at the Sword Lake Hotel Grand Ballroom on August 13.
Asia’s largest ‘APN’ consisted of more than 100 members in 10 countries as South Korea, China, Japan. Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand, participate as member of Asia’s largest producer network. This award represents the Asia-Pacific film producer’s award because the award is meant to be special.
Lee Byung-hun and Son Ye-jin who both conveyed great performances on the big screen and television were selected as the winner of this year. Lee Byung Hun was noted for his successful Hollywood debut in ‘GI Joe: Rise of Cobra’ and the highly-rated KBS2 ‘IRIS’, whom appeared & highly recognized in Asia. Son Ye-jin has been able to transform herself into a variety of performance for each work was her highly value points.
Award-winning director Bong Joon-ho was recognized for the outstanding presentation movie-making skills. Box office features ‘The Host’ and ‘Mother,’ with stylish & enriching performances for all to enjoy have elevated the appreciation for South Korean movies.
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