“Maria, Ave Maria~” might very well have been the most iconic theme song in 2006. Based on a Japanese manga, 200 Pound Beauty is about a ghost singer who eventually goes under the knife to become prettier, so she can stand on stage herself. The movie was the third best selling movie in Korea, and bagged the Best Actress Award for Kim Ah Joong.
Starting from the cast, it was already a film not to be reckoned with. Lee Je Hoon plays an architecture student who fell in love with a music major at first sight. With the storyline resonating well amongst the male audience, Architecture 101 was the #1 movie for 3 weeks, and reached over 4.1million views in 9 weeks. With his boy-next-door image and adorable gestures, Lee Je Hoon’s also claimed the ‘20′s Male Movie Star’ Award at the Mnet 20′s Choice Awards.
When a sickly girl gets sent to a sanatorium to recuperate, she never thought she’d make a friend in the form of Park So Dam. Even as a supporting role, Park So Dam’s acting in the mystery-thriller film earned her exposure in the movie industry, and got her the ‘Best New Actress’ award at the 16th Busan Film Critics Awards.
When five criminals were told to kidnap an infant, they didn’t know that they would be raising him to become a top assassin. But once Yeo Jin Goo discovers his true identity, will he turn on these criminals or continue on this road? With the help of this highly anticipated feature film which sold 2.3million tickets , Yeo Jin Goo wins ‘Best New Actor’ at the prestigious Blue Dragon Film Awards.