Cho Jin-Woong became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, AMPAS!

On June 25, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS for short) appointed new members. Out of 928 members they appointed, South Korean actor Cho Jin-Woong proudly placed his name among them.

AMPAS grants memberships to people who have contributed greatly to the film industry. After receiving recommendations from two existing members, the nominees have go through a trial by the organization’s committee to get the membership.

Another way is to receive a nomination for any categories at the Academy Awards. However, each category holds a specific requirement and for actors, you have to appear in at least 3 feature films.

Cho Jin-Woong shared his thoughts through his agency after receiving the membership. The actor said, “I’m very honored and thankful to have become one of the members for AMPAS. I will work harder to help Korean films to receive much more love and attention from the rest of the world.”

Meanwhile, Cho Jin-Woong debuted with “Once upon a Time in High School” in 2004. In 2014, he appeared in “A Hard Day,” from which he received ‘Best Actor Award’ at the Baeksang Arts Awards. Since then, he appeared in various hit-films and secured his place as one of the trustworthy actors in South Korea.

Recently, he took on the role of Won-Ho in film ‘Believer’ – the only Korean film to attract more than 5 million moviegoers in the first half of the year in South Korea. He had just finished filming for film “Intimate Strangers” and is currently filming for “Clowns” (literal translation). He also has a premiere of film “The Spy Gone North” ahead of him, scheduled for August 8th.

Original Article
Translated by Dasol Kim

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