Kim Jae-Joong And Park Seo Joon Won Big At The 13th Asian Film Awards

Asia's biggest stars in cinema celebrate the region's best talents

By Hanan Haddad 18 Mar, 2019 5:21 AMTags
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Last night, some of Asia's biggest stars in television and cinema gathered in Hong Kong for the 13th Asian Film Awards. 

The award show celebrates the best in Asian cinema, both in terms of film-making and performances. Organised by the Asian Film Awards Academy, the board consists of established industry experts from Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. 

Among the winners that night are 30-year-old South Korean actor, Park Seo-Joon and ex-TVXQ member, Kim Jae-Joong. Known most notably for his role in the popular K-drama, What's Wrong With Secretary Kim, the dashing Park Seo-Joon took home the "Rising Star Of Asia" Award. 

The actor presented his acceptance speech in both Korean and Chinese, saying, "This is my first time at the Asian Film Awards and I am grateful to accept such an excellent award. I strongly feel that I want to work with diverse people in diverse projects, not only in Korea but in many countries. I will work to make that a possibility. Thank you."

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33-year-old Kim Jae-Joong was also given a special award — the "Next Generation Award". As a singer, dancer and now actor, Kim continues to reinvent himself and take each chapter of his career in great stride. 

After the disbandment of Dong Bang Shin Ki, an extremely popular K-pop boy group in the early 2000s, Kim has had a successful solo and acting career. 

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While this is Kim's first award from the AFA, he has had many accolades especially for his role in the K-drama series, Triangle in 2014, where he played a gangster with a hard-knock life. Right now, he is performing on tour in Japan. 

Congratulations to all the winners!