Nominees for the awards’ 15 categories are selected based on film critics’ and online votes.
|“The Merciless” (CJ Entertainment)|
Director Byun Sung-hyun’s thriller “The Merciless” has been nominated in nine categories, including best film, best director, best actor and best supporting actor.
The film starring Sol Kyung-gu and Im Si-wan was invited to the Cannes Film Festival’s midnight screening in May.
Han Jae-rim’s political crime thriller “The King” and Jang Hoon’s drama “A Taxi Driver” based on the Gwangju Democracy Uprising were each nominated in eight categories.
|“The King” (Next Entertainment World)|
Hwang Dong-hyuk’s period piece “The Fortress” received nominations in seven categories.
The nominees for best film are “The Fortress,” “The King,” “The Merciless,” “A Taxi Driver” and Lee Joon-ik’s historical drama “Anarchist From Colony.”
|“A Taxi Driver” (Showbox)|
All nominated works are available for viewing in a special screening taking place from Nov. 13-22 at CGV Yeouido.
The awards ceremony will take place on Nov. 25 at Kyung Hee University Grand Peace Hall. It will be broadcast live on SBS at 8:45 p.m.