Korean actor-idol star Siwan of boy band ZE:A [TenAsia/ Paeng Hyun-joon]

Actor and boy band ZE:A member Siwan has been nominated for an award at the upcoming Asian Film Awards (AFA).

The official website for the AFA showed on Tuesday that the 25-year-old star is a nominee in the Best Newcomer category for the 8th AFA taking place in Hong Kong on March 27.

Siwan, whose full name is Im Siwan, had played one of the main characters in hit Korean film “The Attorney,” which opened in theaters in mid-December of last year, and received much praise for his acting.

The film has also received nominations in the categories of Best Actor (Song Kang-ho) and Best Supporting Actress (Kim Young-ae).

While several other Korean films are nominees in various categories, another standout is “Snowpiercer” which has received a total of five nominations, the most for a Korean pic.

They are in the categories of Best Film, Best Director (Bong Joon-ho), Best Screenwriter (Bong Joon-ho/Kelly Masterson), Best Production Designer (Ondrej Nekvasil), and Best Costume Designer (Catherine George).

Reporter. Jessica Kim
Photographer. Paeng Hyun-joon