| Faruq Bostaman |
EXO member Suho and Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung expressed their gratitude after receiving awards at this year’s Jecheon International Music and Film Festival (JIMFF).
On August 9, Suho and Sooyoung were recognised for their acting at the 15th JIMFF Awards, an annual award ceremony held by Naver and the Directors’ Guild of Korea, according to Soompi.
Both stars received the Discovery of the Year Award, which honours achievements by rookie actors who originally debuted as musicians.
Suho, who received the award for his performance in the film Student A, remarked, “I’m grateful just to have been invited to the Jecheon International Music and Film Festival, so I’m sincerely thankful for being given such a great award as well.”
He went on, “Just like the film Student A, I will try to become an actor who becomes a source of strength and comfort for many people. Please show me a lot of interest and love in the future.”
Sooyoung, who received the award for her performance in the film Memories of a Dead End, remarked, “I consider this an award for the time I spent worrying about the movie. I’d like to thank the Director of Memories of a Dead End for giving me this opportunity.”
The idol-turned-actress went on to thank the late director Ryu Jang Ha, who gave Sooyoung her first film role in the 2008 movie Hello, Schoolgirl before passing away in February of this year. “I think ‘firsts’ are important,” said Sooyoung. “I want to thank Director Ryu Jang Ha, who first made it possible for me to start acting in films.”