VIXX‘s Hyuk recently won the rookie actor award at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival!
On June 17th, Hyuk‘s agency: Jellyfish Entertainment made an announcement that the rookie actor was awarded the Best Action Newcomer award for his role in the 2016 action comedy film “Chasing” at the Shanghai International Film Festival the previous day. The award has special significance, as this week is the Jackie Chan Action Movie Week at the film festival.
“Chasing” was Hyuk’s debut on the big screen was released in Korea, back in January. Actors Kim Seung–woo and Kim Jung–tae also costarred in this action comedy film.
Even though Hyuk didn’t attend the event in person, he showed his appreciation through Twitter. He writes, “Although it’s unfortunate that I wasn’t able to receive this award in person, this is the first trophy I have received as an actor, so it’s quite meaningful to me!! Best New Actor award, tada!!” He also shared a photo of the award. For a bigger and clearer picture, click here.
A representative of Jellyfish stated, “Hyuk had the honor of being the only Korean actor to receive an award out of many distinguished global stars. Right now, he’s the focus of great attention by many within the film industry.”
Congratulation to VIXX‘s Hyuk on his big screen breakthrough and winning the Rookie Actor Award at the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF)!!
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Edited by: Tiffany Tse