2016 – A Man and A Woman
A Man and a Woman is a romance film from South Korea. The film was directed by Lee Yoon-ki and starring Jeon Do-yeon and Gong Yoo. It was released on February 25th, 2016. The romantic film tells a story of two people who meet and begin a love affair in Helsinki, Finland.
In this movie, Gong Yoo played the role of Ki-hong. Ki-hong is an architect working in Finland. His family is far from perfect and he struggles daily with his daughter’s depression and his wife’s mental instability.
One day, he meets a stranger after they drop off their kids at a pickup area for a children’s camp in Helsinki, Finland. But on the way back, there is a snowstorm so they have to spend the night in an inn. In the morning, they walk through the forest to go to a secluded sauna. On the next day, they leave the inn without knowing each other’s names. Several months later, they meet again, when Sang-min fixes a display at her workplace and she sees Ki-hong walking by.
- Jeon Do-yeon as Sang-min
- Gong Yoo as Ki-hong
- Lee Mi-so as Moon-joo
- Park Byung-eun as Ahn Jae-suk
- Park Min-ji as Ha-jeong
- Yoon Se-ah as Se-na
- Min Moo-je as Se-na’s boyfriend
- Kang Shin-chul as Ki-hong’s friend
- Lee Ji-hoon as Ki-hong’s friend
- No Kang-min as Jong-hwa
- Kang Ji-woo as Yoo-rim
- Jeon Ye-seo as Hyo-seon
- Kim Hye-ok as Moon-joo’s mother
|2016||Korean Film Actor’s Association Awards (2016)||Grand Prize||Gong Yoo|
2016 until 2017 – Goblin
Goblin, or also well known as Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, is a popular and the third-highest rated Korean drama in cable television history. It was aired on the cable network tvN from December 2nd, 2016, to January 21st, 2017. The drama was written by popular drama writer Kim Eun-sook and starring Gong Yoo, Kim Go-eun, Lee Dong-wook, Yoo In-na, and Yook Sung-jae.
In this drama, Gong Yoo acted as Kim Shin, also known as Goblin. Kim Shin is a 939-year-old immortal goblin and soul protector who is looking for his bride, the only person who can see and release a sword that pierces his chest. Once the sword is released, he may finally move to the afterlife and rest in peace.
The fantasy romantic comedy-drama tells a story of the Goblin who is in search of his bride. Kim Shin is a goblin and the landlord of the grim reaper, in charge of taking souls who have died. Kim Shin wants to end his immortal life, and he has been looking for his human bride, the only person who can end his life.
Meanwhile, Ji Eun-tak is a high school student who remains optimistic in the midst of the various tragedies and difficulties she experiences in her life. She can see ghosts and can hear ghosts saying that she is the goblin’s bride. She summons the goblin by a chance, and through various encounters, ends up falling in love with him. Sunny is the owner of a chicken restaurant, which is very pretty. The lives of these four characters have a series of relationships in the past and present. They will experience many twists when their lives get intertwined.
- Gong Yoo as Kim Shin or Goblin
- Kim Go-eun as Ji Eun-tak
- Lee Dong-wook as Wang Yeo or Grim Reaper
- Yoo In-na as Sunny, also known as Kim Sun
- Yook Sung-jae as Yoo Deok-hwa
- Lee El as Samshin, Goddess, the creator of birth and fate
- Kim Sung-kyum as Chairman Yoo Shin-woo, Deok-hwa’s grandfather
- Yeom Hye-ran as Ji Yeon-suk, Eun-tak’s aunt
- Jung Young-gi as Park Kyung-shik, Eun-tak’s male cousin
- Choi Ri as Park Kyung-mi, Eun-tak’s female cousin
- Jo Woo-jin as Kim Do-young, Deok-hwa’s secretary
- Hwang Seok-jeong as triplet sisters; two of them as a shaman fortune teller and a ghost
- Park Kyung-hye as ghost trying to take Eun-tak with her
- Kim So-ra as Lee Jung-hwa
- Ko Bo-gyeol as Kim Yoo-na, Eun-tak’s class president
- Lee Moon-soo as an old man from the Goryeo era who kept Kim Shin’s body
- Nam Da-reum as Kim Soo-bok, boy who met Kim Shin in Canada
|2017||First Brand Awards||Special Award||Guardian: The Lonely and Great God|
|11th Korean Cable TV Awards||Best Drama||Guardian: The Lonely and Great God|
|Best OST||Ailee (I Will Go to You Like the First Snow)|
|Rising Star Award||Yook Sung-jae|
|VOD Broadcasting||Guardian: The Lonely and Great God|
|5th Annual DramaFever Awards||Best Actor||Gong Yoo|
|Best Supporting Actor||Lee Dong-wook|
|Best Supporting Actress||Yoo In-na|
|Best Couple||Gong Yoo & Kim Go-eun|
|Best Melodrama||Guardian: The Lonely and Great God|
|53rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Grand Prize||Kim Eun-sook|
|12th Asia Model Awards||Asia OST Popularity||Chanyeol (EXO), Punch (Stay With Me)|
|Brand of the Year Awards||Actor of the Year||Gong Yoo|
|12th Seoul International Drama Awards||Outstanding Korean Drama OST||Ailee (I Will Go to You Like the First Snow)|
|1st Soribada Best K-Music Awards||Best Hallyu OST||Ailee (I Will Go to You Like the First Snow)|
|10th Korea Drama Awards||Best Drama||Guardian: The Lonely and Great God|
|Star of the Year Award||Yook Sung-jae|
|Popular Character Award||Kim Byung-chul
|2nd Asia Artist Awards||Best OST Award||Ailee (I Will Go to You Like the First Snow)|
|19th Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best OST||Ailee (I Will Go to You Like the First Snow)|
|9th Melon Music Awards||Best OST Award||Ailee (I Will Go to You Like the First Snow)|
|2018||32nd Golden Disc Awards||Best OST Award||Ailee (I Will Go to You Like the First Snow)|
|27th Seoul Music Awards||Best OST Award||Ailee (I Will Go to You Like the First Snow)|
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