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Koreans make Grand gesture

'Family Ties' wins top prize

SEOUL — South Korea’s oldest and most famous awards ceremony, the Grand Bell Awards, presented its top prize on Friday night to Kim Tae-yong’s “Family Ties.”

The critically acclaimed film from production company Blue Storm also took home the screenplay award.

Meanwhile, up and coming star Kim A-jung won the actress award for her role in “200-Pound Beauty.” The hit comedy also won the cinematography and music awards for Park Hyun-cheol and Lee Jae-hak, respectively.

Other honors include an actor award for veteran thesp Ahn Sung-ki for his role in “Radio Star”; director (Bong Joon-ho) and editing (Kim Sun-min) for monster movie “The Host”; supporting actor (Kim Yu-seok) and costumes for “Tazza: The High Rollers”; supporting actress (Shim Hye-jin) and new actress (Jo Yi-jin) for “Over the Border”; and visual effects and art direction to CJ Entertainment’s big-budget “The Restless.”

Actor Ryu Deok-hwan won the new actor award for his role in “Like a Virgin” and helmer Kwon Hyeong-jin was named new director for his film “For Horowitz.”

Some of the night’s biggest cheers were given to actor-singer Jung Ji-hoon, better known as Rain, who was presented with an overseas popularity award together with actress Kim Tae-hee. Rain will appear in the upcoming feature “Speed Racer” by Andy and Larry Wachowski.

Actress Jeon Do-yeon, who recently won an actress award at Cannes for her role in “Secret Sunshine,” was presented with a special award, even though her film will not be eligible for the main awards until next year.

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