Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rain Garners Three Awards

K-pop star Rain has won three awards at the Green Planet Movie Awards. The nation’s most famous singer/actor was honored for his title role in “Ninja Assassin.” He was named one of Ten Most Outstanding Asians in Hollywood, Asian Cultural Ambassador of the Year, and Best International Entertainer. Other actors and actresses honored at the awards ceremony included Robert Downey Jr. for “Sherlock Holmes” and Sandra Bullock for “The Blind Side.”

The Korean thriller “Mother” also won three awards – Best Foreign Language Film, Best International Film and Best International Drama. The film starred Korean heartthrob Won Bin and highly acclaimed Kim Hye-ja, and directed by Bong Joon-ho of Korea’s highest-grossing monster flick “The Host.”

The Green Planet Movie Awards ceremony was held Tuesday in Los Angeles. Online polls were conducted to select winners of 100 categories. Koreans films, directors, and performers were nominated for 62 categories, attesting to the ever-widening presence of Korean culture.

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