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MOMOLAND Wins First Prize At The 2017 Asia Model Awards
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MOMOLAND Wins First Prize At The 2017 Asia Model Awards

On June 24, MOMOLAND won the New Star Singer portion at the 2017 Asia Model Awards.

Upon finding out that they had won, they said, It is an honor to win our first award. We thank our fans, who have always showed us so much love. We will try our best to prove we deserve the new star award and hope we can also take home a rookie-of-the-year award at the end of the year.

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Last month, MOMOLAND released a single album, Wonderful Love, and has participated in many performances around Korea for army bases and university festivals. Recently, they released the EDM version of the song, which has been gathering a lot of interest as well.

Winners of the 2017 Chunsa Film Art Awards
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Winners of the 2017 Chunsa Film Art Awards

On May 24, members of the film industry honored some of the greatest talents that shined throughout the past year at the 2017 Chunsa Film Art Awards.

Named after pioneer actor and filmmaker Na Woon Gyu, who used Chunsa as a pen name, the annual ceremony took place at COEX Auditorium this year.

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Na Hong Jin took home the title of Best Director for his critically acclaimed production, The Wailing. In his acceptance speech, he not only expressed his gratitude for his cast and crew, but he also amusingly thanked Park Chan Wook for being away at Cannes. (Park Chan Wook is the director of another 2016 film hit, The Handmaiden.

Chunsa Film Art Awards 2017 Winners
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Chunsa Film Art Awards 2017 Winners

Chunsa Film Art Awards 2017 winners' list

"The Wailing" - Na Hong-jin

"The Truth Beneath" - Lee Kyoung-mi

"The Truth Beneath" - Son Ye-jin

"DongJu, The Portrait of A Poet" - Park Jung-min

Best Supporting Actress

"Misbehavior" - Yoo In-young

"Train to Busan" - Kwak Tae-yong

"The Boys Who Cried Wolf" - Kim Jin-hwang

"Beaten Black and Blue" - Koo Gyo-hwan

"Our Love Story" - Lee Sang-hee-II

Lifetime Achievement Award

Film Assassination Wins Drawn-Out Plagiarism Lawsuit
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Film Assassination Wins Drawn-Out Plagiarism Lawsuit

The award-winning film “Assassination” won their lawsuit and cleared up any doubts that the movie was plagiarized.

In August 2015, writer Choi Jong Lim sued Assassination for plagiarizing his novel. He demanded 10 billion won (approximately $8.5 million USD) as compensation and requested a preliminary injunction for the movie to be taken down from theaters.

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On May 28, 2017, the producers of Assassination announced that they had won their third and final trial. The Supreme Court ruled on May 26, 2017, Upon looking into the original verdict and the plaintiffs grounds for appeal, it has become clear that the appeal is groundless. We unanimously refute the plaintiffs appeal.