The film took four prizes including best picture and best actor for the veteran Choi Min-sik.
Other winners at the ceremony at the Korean Broadcasting System Hall included “The Attorney,” with three wins and “The Pirates” with two.
At a press conference before the ceremony there was an exchange of angry words between the present and former organizers of the awards. The live broadcast on KBS went off without a hitch.
Many of the participants wore a yellow ribbon symbolizing their solidarity for the still unresolved Sewol ferry disaster, and this was reflected in some of the award winners’ comments.