South Korean leisure heavyweight CJ ENM has unveiled the 2023 recipients of its annual Visionary awards, which acknowledge expertise throughout the Korean movie and tv panorama for his or her contributions to “main developments and spearheading improvements.”
CJ ENM says the ten Visionary honorees have been chosen by way of a course of combining opinions from a panel of 60 leisure “specialists” from throughout the firm and a knowledge evaluation performed by Endeavor Analytics. Endeavor Analytics developed and carried out a proprietary judging methodology, using an array of knowledge sources together with celeb monitoring providers and social media measurements.
The 2023 honorees vary from filmmaker Park Chan-wook, whose newest thriller Resolution to Depart is taken into account an Oscar frontrunner, to Squid Sport star Lee Jung Jae, who premiered his directorial debut, Hunt, at Cannes final 12 months. Different recipients embrace pop star turned actress IU, star of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s acclaimed drama Dealer, and main man Don Lee, star of The Roundup, Korea’s top-grossing movie of 2022.
The ten 2023 Visionary honorees, in alphabetical order, are: Okay-pop group (G)I-DLE, Chung Search engine marketing-kyung, Don Lee, IU, Kim Hye-soo, Lee Jin-ju, Lee Jung-jae, Nah Yung-suk, Park Chan-wook and Park Eun-bin.
“As the worth and affect of Korean leisure proceed to develop throughout the globe, tracing the footsteps of the ‘visionaries’ sheds gentle on the infinite potentialities and imaginative and prescient of what comes subsequent,” CJ ENM mentioned in a press release. “Simply as visionaries discover their originality by adventures and improvements, CJ ENM will proceed to pave new methods and produce broadly beloved IP.”
CJ ENM inaugurated the Visionary awards in 2020. This 12 months’s recipients shall be celebrated at an awards present in Seoul later in January.