Korea’s Blue Dragon Award Nominees Announced
Five nominees for the best picture of the Blue Dragon Film Awards given to innovative Korean films of the year were unveiled today.
The nominees are The Man from Nowhere, Moss, Secret Union, A Taoist Wizard and Housemaid.
“The film Poetry was excluded as Lee strongly expressed through direct and indirect routes that he will not attend the awards ceremony,” the awards’ organizers said in a press release.
Chosun Ilbo, a conservative South Korean newspaper which hosts the awards, has run into frequent conflicts with Lee when he served as the minister of culture, sports and tourism under a liberal government led by the late president Roh Moo-hyun in 2003.