Korean star Lee Min-ho has bagged a bounty, a Weibo award naming him the most influential actor in Asia. It gives him the most-needed encouragement ahead of the release of his most-awaited film, “Bounty Hunters,” that also turns out be a collaboration between Korean and Chinese producers.Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, felicitated the actor with the ‘Asian Cinema Pioneer’ award at its maiden movie awards ceremony held in Shanghai, Monday night.
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WEIBO Movie Awards Ceremony Asian Cinema Pioneer, congratulations! pic.twitter.com/qPZFmclQvY
— Lee Min Ho (@MisterLeeMinHo) June 13, 2016
Winners were selected based on an online vote of 100 million Weibo subscribers who are film fans, according to the organiser. “Through this recognition, Lee Min-ho grows beyond being a Hallyu star and into a film actor representing Asia. It is particularly meaningful that he received the award by the assessment of the Chinese public themselves. Lee is working without rest to grow out of his flower boy image and stand on top as an actor,” Soompi quoted Weibo representatives as saying.
Lee also shared a photo of himself backstage with his award, along with director Shin Terra of his upcoming film. According to MYM Entertainment, the actor currently has 28.8 million followers on Weibo and the hashtag for “Bounty Hunters” has reached 1.33 billion hits, confirming his status as one of the biggest Korean stars.
— flower (@ville_rebeca) June 16, 2016