Disney’s Korean fantasy drama Moving took top honors at the Busan International Film Festival’s Asia Content Awards, which celebrates the best of the region’s content creation for TV and streaming services. The show’s success at the event basically highlights Disney’s growing presence in the Korean market and industry and is a huge milestone for the company.
What is Disney’s ‘Moving’ about and what awards did it take home?
Moving, which has grown to be the most-watched Korean series on Disney+ and Hulu in Asia and globally, won first place for best creative, best writer for webtoon artist turned screenwriter Kang Full), best lead actor was won by series star Ryu Seung-ryong, best newcomer actor (co-star Lee Jung-ha). It also won best newcomer actress for Go Yoon Jung’s performance, along with best visual effects.
Moving essentially follows a group of South Korean spies as they fight to protect their “superpowered” children from being taken advantage of and general danger at the hands of malevolent governmental agencies. The series has received recognition for its enthralling blend of genres and unique perspective on the superhero theme.
What other projects took home awards at the Busan Film Festival?
Sunday’s awards ceremony at the Busan Film Festival featured co-hosts Kim Kang-woo (The Taste of Money and The Missing) and K-pop star Nancy from Momoland. In addition, special performances were delivered by singer-songwriter Lee Seung-yoon and K-pop girl group Alice, showcasing the creativity and talent of the Asian content creation community.
The award for best OTT original was presented to the high school drama series Weak Hero Class 1, which airs on Wavve in South Korea and Kocowa, Viki, and IQIYI in other countries. Scoop, Netflix’s blockbuster crime drama, received two awards: best Asian TV series and best lead actress (for star Karishma Tanna). Netflix’s smash competition show Physical: 100 and Meta’s cuisine series Let’s Feast Vietnam shared the award for best reality series.