Kim Shin-young nominated for Best New Female Actor at Blue Dragon Film Awards

Kim Shin-young during a scene of the film ″Decision To Leave″ which was released earlier this year [CJ ENM]

Comedian Kim Shin-young has been nominated for the Best New Female Actor award at the upcoming Blue Dragon Film Awards.

Kim's nomination follows her work on the silver screen in the supporting role of detective Yeon-su in the film “Decision to Leave,” helmed by Park Chan-wook, released earlier this year. It was her first time acting in a movie.

During her radio show "Noon Song of Hope” on MBC on Wednesday, Kim described her feelings about the nomination as "really funny and surprising."

"I can't believe my name is listed there, next to other actors. I don't know if I will win but I am happy just to have our film mentioned during the awards."

Kim has been nominated along with actors Go Yoon-jung for "Hunt"; Kim Hye-yoon for "The Girl on a Bulldozer"; Shin Si-ah for "The Witch 2"; and Lee Ji-eun or IU for "Broker" in the Best New Female Actor category.

Back in May, during an interview with the press, director Park praised Kim's acting, saying that he had “always thought Kim was a born genius and that the movie industry should do whatever it takes to recruit her.”

Kim debuted as a comedian in 2003 on SBS’s "Gag Concert," best known for her trademark skits where she dressed up as a little boy. She has been hosting “Noon Song of Hope” since 2012. In 2018, Kim became a member of girl group Celeb Five, which debuted with the song “I Wanna Be a Celeb.” The group was at first comprised of four other female comedians — Song Eun-i, Shin Bong-sun, Ahn Young-mi and Kim Young-hee. She is currently hosting Korea’s beloved weekly singing show “National Singing Contest” (1980-) on KBS.

This year's Blue Dragon Film Awards are slated for Nov. 25.