“The Grandmaster” Starring Song Hye Gyo Is A Nominee for Two Oscars


To the disappointment of Korean film fans, none of the submissions from Korean movies made it to the list of Oscar nominees this year. However, the film “The Grandmaster” starring Song Hye Gyo and directed by the famous Wong Kar Wai is up for two Oscars!

Although “The Grandmaster” failed to be nominated “Best Foreign-Language Film,” it has been recognized instead with Oscar nominations for William Chang Suk Ping’s costume design and Philippe le Sourd’s cinematography. 

The film chronicles the life of legendary Kung Fu master, Ip Man who trained Bruce Lee. Song Hye Gyo plays the role of Cheung Wing-sing (Zhang Yongcheng), wife of Ip Man. 

The 86th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles on March 2, 2013. Ellen DeGeneres will hosting the show again for the second time since 2007.