Who are Korean teenagers' favorite actors and actresses?
The 15th Korea World Youth Film Festival recently invited Korean teenagers to vote for their favorite stars, and the results are in. See the complete list of winners and find out more about the awards.
Korea World Youth Film Festival is a festival organized and sponsored by the Korea Youth Video Arts Foundation and Dream Invitation Motion Pictures Award (DIMA). Korean teens participated in online voting from October 1 through October 20. The winners will be awarded on November 18 at the 15th Korea World Youth Film Festival's opening ceremony.
Here are the results:
Most Favorite Actor: Yoo Ah In
This has been a blockbuster year for the 29-year-old actor who starred in 2 hit films, Veteran and The Throne, drawing millions of viewers to the movie theaters. He is currently starring in historical drama Six Flying Dragons.
Most Favorite Actress: Park Bo Young
The talented and versatile actress starred in the hit drama Oh My Ghostess this year and starred in 3 films: The Silenced, Collective Invention, and You Call It Passion.
Favorite New Actor: Kang Ha Neul
The 25-year-old actor was recognized for his work in the drama Misaeng and the movie Twenty. He also starred in 3 other movies in 2015: C'est Si Bon, Empire of Lust, and Dong-ju. His next movie, Happy Facebook, is slated for release in 2016.
Favorite Rising Star: Byun Yo Han
He has really seen his career take off since last year's popular drama Misaeng, and followed with this year's movies Socialphoia and Madonna. He is currently starring as Ddang Sae, one of the Six Flying Dragons.
Most Favorite Veteran Actress: Kim Hye Ja
The 74-year-old award-winning actress is still super active and just starred in warmhearted family drama Unkind Women earlier this year.
Most Favorite Child Actress: Jin Ji Hee
The 16-year-old actress rose to fame when she played a princess who would do anything for love in The Moon that Embraces the Sun. She played another royal princess in the 2015 movie The Throne. You can also catch her in Detectives of Seonam Girls' High School, a cute mystery drama about a group of high school girls.
Most Favorite Film Director: Ryoo Seung Wan
The teens also voted for director Ryoo Seung Wan as Most Favorite Film Director for his movie Veteran, which starred Yoo Ah In.
The 15th Korea World Youth Film Festival will be held from November 18 to November 22, with the lucky winners to be awarded at the opening ceremony in Hannam University.
Unlike the other major awards, this list of winnerswas voted by Korean teenagers. Do you agree with the teens' favorites?
Watch Yoo Ah In and Byun Yo Han in Six Flying Dragons:
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