Tang Wei Wins Best Actress at the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards, It’s Her Second Time to Bring Home the Prestigious Award

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Tang Wei
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Chinese actress Tang Wei nabs Best Actress in a Motion Picture for the South Korean movie Decision to Leave at the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards held on April 28. The film which follows her character as a Chinese immigrant suspected of murdering her husband has been racking up accolades throughout awards season and this time’s no different. Decision to Leave brings home the Daesang (grand prize) for the film category while Park Chan-wook wins Best Director once again.

Tang Wei’s Best Actress win marks her second time bringing home a Baeksang Award. She previously won Best Actress for the film Late Autumn directed by Kim Tae-yong who later became her husband. During her acceptance speech, Tang Wei expressed her thanks and remarked upon her incredible fate. She said that she took the stage for Late Autumn in 2011. It’s been 12 years later, one whole cycle, another Year of the Rabbit, and she’s back with her second South Korean movie.

The 43-year-old actress has been receiving much praise for her achievements. Last year, she became the first foreigner to win Best Actress at Blue Dragon Film Awards when won for her role in Decision to Leave.

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