The 56th Grand Bell Awards will be held this evening. Industries are paying keen attention to the fact that it is the first film award ceremony to be held since the COVID-19 outbreak.

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The 56th Grand Bell Awards, also known as the 56th Daejong Film Awards, is waiting for its opening today as everything has been fully prepared.

However, there will be no audience and the actors attending the ceremony have to follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. After the red carpet event, the actors will sit apart and follow quarantine rules.

Also, the festival’s officials must undergo several stages of examination before they can enter the venue. The staff are determined to follow the quarantine rules and pay attention to health safety.

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Above all, they are determined to show a different side of the awards from previous years. They explained that they carefully selected judges with expertise for fairness and selected the award-winning works through fair procedures.

On the other hand, expectations are high on how many awards the global movie hit ‘Parasite‘ (directed by Bong Joon Ho), which has been nominated for 11 categories including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress, will get.

Attention is focusing on whether the award ceremony will overcome the obstacle of COVID-19 and regain its past status.

The 56th Grand Bell Awards will be held at Grand Walkerhill Seoul Theater Hall and will be broadcast live on MBN from 7 PM KST today.