Shim Eun-kyung nominated for best actress at Japan Academy Film Prize

Shim Eun-kyung has added a feather to her cap when she has been nominated for Best Actress at this year’s Japan Academy Film Prize, which is Japan’s equivalent of the Oscars.

Shim has been nominated along with Japanese actresses Mayu Matsuoka, Rie Miyazawa, Fumi Nikaido, and Sayuri Yoshinaga. The winner will be announced in Tokyo on March 6.

Promotional poster for The Journalist featuring Shim Eun-kyung (left) and Tori Matsuzaka.

The actress earned the nomination for her portrayal of a Japanese-Korean reporter in the 2019 Japanese film The Journalist, which explores her struggles as she tries to expose government corruption scandal targeting the current administration.

The Journalist is Shim’s debut Japanese film and also stars Tori Matsuzaka in the lead opposite her.

Shim Eun-kyung is currently starring in tvN’s new financial thriller Money Game, which revolves around a possible financial crisis that threatens South Korea’s economy. Shim’s character is one of the few individuals in the country’s Financial Services Commission who are trying to prevent the government from going bankrupt. Go Soo and Lee Sung-min are also starring in the series.

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