Korean film awards still dogged by scandal
In the Korean film industry calendar, October and November are the busiest months for award ceremonies.
The Daejong Film Awards and the Korea Film Awards, which is relatively new to the scene, marked its eighth year with a ceremony yesterday.
The Korean film industry has experienced remarkable growth in quality and quantity over the years and numerous directors and actors have won awards at major international festivals and awards ceremonies, but Korean awards ceremonies just haven’t caught up.
Bribery scandals and allegations of unfair nominations frequently make headlines whenever awards season draws near.