An honor given to heaven… The late Kang Soo-yeon, received the Silver Crown Order of Cultural Merit at the Popular Culture and Arts Awards

Captured from the website of the late Suyeon Kang

Myeongwoo Kang Soo-yeon (1966-2022), who passed away last May, will receive the highest honor for government awards in the field of popular culture and arts, the Silver Crown Order of Cultural Merit. Director Park Chan-wook (59) also enjoys the same honor.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Creative Content Agency awarded a total of 28 awards, including 5 recipients of the Silver Crown and Archived Cultural Merit at the ‘2022 Korea Popular Culture and Arts Award’, 6 Presidential Citations, 8 Prime Minister Citations (team), and 9 Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Citations (team). The name (team) was selected and announced on the 24th.

The Order of Cultural Merit, considered the highest honor among the ‘Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards’, is classified into 1st grade gold crown, 2nd grade silver crown, 3rd grade storage, 4th grade jade crown, and 5th grade flower crown.

Kang Soo-yeon, who was the first Korean to win the Best Actress Award at the 44th Venice International Film Festival (1987), was included on the list of recipients of the Silver Crown Order of Cultural Merit. In addition, director Park Chan-wook, who won the Best Director Award at the Cannes International Film Festival for the film “Decision to Break Up,” and set the record for the most awards among Koreans at the Cannes International Film Festival, was also included.

Recipients of the 3rd grade Order of Cultural Heritage include Heo Young-man, a writer who is a godfather of Korean comics such as ‘Sikgaek’, ‘Tazza’, and ‘Bridal Mask’, drama writer Park Jin-sook, who wrote TV drama scripts for 24 years, and Korea’s first best actor at the Cannes Film Festival through the movie ‘Broker’ Actor Song Kang-ho, who won the award, was selected.

The Presidential Commendation is given to voice actor Hong Seung-ok, performer Byeon Seong-yong, actor Kim Yun-seok, writer Park Hae-young, singer Kim Hyeon-cheol, and music director Bang Jun-seok.

The Prime Minister’s Commendation is given to actor Lee Seong-min, singer Jang Pil-soon, comedian Park Myung-soo, singer (team) Jaurim, director Yeon Sang-ho, producer Kim Ji-yeon, singer Zico, and writer Kim Bo-tong.

The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Award is given to voice actor Kim Young-sun, musical actor Kim Sun-young, planning/producer Han Seung-won, actor Jeon Mi-do, comedian Hong Hyun-hee, choreographer Aiki, singer Paul Kim, singer (team) Tomorrow by Together, and singer (team) Espa.

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