Winners of the 42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards: ‘Escape from Mogadishu’ Is the Biggest Winner

Escape from Mogadishu
Escape from Mogadishu
Credit: Lotte Entertainment, Blue Dragon Film Awards

Escape from Mogadishu, which mobilized the most moviegoers this year, became the biggest winner of the 42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards with five awards.

On the 26th, 42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards was held at the KBS Hall. Kim Hye Soo and Yoo Yeon Seok served as the hosts for the fourth year.

On this day, Escape from Mogadishu took home five trophies, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor (Heo Joon Ho). The movie depicts details of the dangerous escape plan of North and South Korean ambassadors during the Somali Civil War in the 1990s. It was released on July 28th and attracted 3.61 million moviegoers.

Sol Kyung Gu won the Best Actor with Lee Jook Ik’s The Book of Fish, while Moon So Ri became the Best Actress with Three Sisters.

Escape from Mogadishu
Credit: Blue Dragon Film Awards

You can check the full list of winners below.

Best Picture: Escape from Mogadishu
Best Director: Ryu Seung Wan (Escape from Mogadishu)
Best Actor: Sol Kyung Gu (The Book of Fish)
Best Actress: Moon So Ri (Three Sisters)
Best Supporting Actor: Heo Joon Ho (Escape from Mogadishu)
Best Supporting Actress: Kim Sun Young (Three Sisters)
Best New Director: Park Ji Wan (The Day I Died: Unclosed Case)
Best New Actor: Jung Jae Kwang (Not Out)
Best New Actress: Gong Seung Yeon (Aloners)
Best Screenplay: Kim Se Kyum (The Book of Fish)
Best Cinematography and Lighting: Lee Eui Tae, Yoo Hyuk Joon (The Book of Fish)
Best Editing: Kim Jung Hoon (The Book of Fish)
Best Music: Bang Joon Suk (The Book of Fish)
Best Art Direction: Kim Bo Mook (Escape from Mogadishu)
Best Technical Achievement: Jung Sung Jin, Jung Chul Min (Space Sweepers)
Best Short Film: Choi Min Young (Motorcycle and Hamburger)
Popular Star Award: Goo Kyo Hwan, Song Joong Ki, Girls’ Generation’s YoonA, Jeon Yeo Been
Audience Choice Award for Most Popular Film: Escape from Mogadishu


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