Minari achieved a feat when it won six Oscars nominations.
Academy Awards announced the nominees for this year on March 15th. Chung Lee Isaac’s Minari wrote a new history when it was named in six different Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Original Score categories.
Most importantly, Youn Yuh Jung became the first Korean actress nominee for an acting category. And Steven Yeun has earned the Best Actor Oscar Nomination for the first time as an Asian-American actor.
It seems like Chung’s “language of the heart” has penetrated the Golden Globe and the Oscars. Chung, nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay at this year’s Academy Awards, said in an interview after winning Golden Globes for best foreign-language film. “It goes deeper than any American language and any foreign language. It’s a language of the heart, and I’m trying to learn it myself and pass it on. I hope to learn how to speak the language of love with one another, especially this year.”
Christina Oh is a Korean-American producer at Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. She is now a nominee of the Best Picture category, creating a global film industry sensation.
Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm, searching for their own American Dream. The film gained recognition for its work by winning 91 awards at film festivals, awards ceremonies, and associations worldwide, including the Golden Globe, Sundance Film Festival, and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.