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Shim Eun Kyung Appreciates Her Winning Best Actress at Japan Academy Film Prize

Shim Eun Kyung sent a grateful message to movie fans and media after winning the Best Actress award at the 43rd Japan Academy Film Prize on March 6.

On March 9, Shim Eun Kyung had an exclusive interview with the Korean news website OSEN. “Thank you very much,” she opened about her feelings with gratitude. “I sincerely appreciate [all of you] for such a great honor. I’m just calming myself down since I haven’t still realized it,” she said.

Shim continuously revealed her own future ambition to OSEN. “Thank [the Japanese Academy] for presenting the award to me. I’m just working hard with every piece given to me now and forever,” she said. “I’ll try best to show helpful performances whatever I film by projecting my own heart and devotion on each of my works,” she added.

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Meanwhile, The Journalist, the film that made Shim Eun Kyung the first Korean actor to receive the Japanese ward, has attracted total 10,050 moviegoers in Korea (provided by Korean Film Council (KOFIC)) after it was domestically released on October 17, 2019. It’s a story that sharply criticizes the dark side of both politics and journalism in Japan. Shim has been highly praised for playing the role of Yoshioka Erika, a newspaper reporter who finds the truth to the end, in the movie.

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