Blue Dragon Film Awards

Blue Dragon Film Awards
Current: 42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards
Blue Dragon Film Awards logo.png
Awarded forExcellence in cinematic achievements
CountrySouth Korea
Presented bySports Chosun
First awardedNovember 30, 1963; 58 years ago (1963-11-30)
Last awarded2021
Television/radio coverage
NetworkKBS (present)
SBS (2011-2020)
Blue Dragon Film Awards
Revised RomanizationCheongryong Yeonghwasang
McCune–ReischauerCh‘ŏngnyong Yŏnghwasang

The Blue Dragon Film Awards (Korean청룡영화상; RRCheongryong Yeonghwasang) is an annual awards ceremony that is presented by Sports Chosun (a sister brand of the Chosun Ilbo) for excellence in film in South Korea.[1]

The Blue Dragon Film Awards considers only blockbusters and popular movies of high artistic value released during the previous year. During the selection process, about forty movies that have made it to the final list are screened to the public for free. After the screening of each selection, the awards ceremony opens.[citation needed]

The Blue Dragon Film Awards and Grand Bell Awards are the most popular film awards in South Korea.[2]


It was created in 1963 by The Chosun Ilbo newspaper and discontinued in 1973. Sports Chosun, a Korean sports daily also owned by The Chosun Ilbo, resurrected the ceremony in 1990 and it has been held annually since then.[3]

The 42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards ceremony was held on November 26, 2021 at KBS Hall in Yeouido, Seoul.[4] In this ion, 18 categories were awarded. The nominations for 15 categories were announced for the Korean films released from October 30, 2020 to October 14, 2021 on November 1, 2021.[5]

Current categories[]

Popular Awards[]

Popular Star Award[]

Audience Choice Award for Most Popular Film[]

Discontinued categories[]


  1. ^ refused the award


  1. ^ Im, Eun-byel (January 19, 2021). "Blue Dragon Film Awards to be held on Feb. 9". The Korea Herald. Retrieved April 24, 2021.
  2. ^ "Blue Dragon Film Awards". YesAsia. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  3. ^ "Film Awards Ceremonies in Korea". Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  4. ^ Lee Min-ji (October 6, 2021). "'제42회 청룡영화상' 11월 26일 개최 확정, 단편영화상 공모 시작(공식)" ['42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards' to be held on November 26th, Short Film Award Competition Begins (official)]. Newsen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved October 6, 2021.
  5. ^ "제42회 청룡영화상, 최종 후보 발표..'모가디슈' 최다 노미네이트(공식)" [42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards, final nominations announced... Most nominations for 'Mogadishu' (official)]. Herald POP (in Korean). Naver. November 1, 2021. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  6. ^ Jina Son (November 26, 2021). "구교환·송중기·전여빈·임윤아, 인기상 수상 [제42회 청룡영화상]" [Koo Gwan-hwa, Song Joong-ki, Jeon Yeo-bin, Lim Yoon-ah, Popularity Award [42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards]]. MK Sports (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved November 26, 2021.

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