Lee Isaac Chung’s film, Minari, recently received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language. However, it was deemed ineligible for a Golden Globe Best Motion Picture nomination due to the fact that the majority of the movie was spoken in Korean. According to official Golden Globe guidelines, “motion pictures that qualify for the Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language award also qualify for awards in all other motion picture categories except Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, which are exclusively for English-language motion pictures, and Best Motion Picture – Animated.” This familiar form of othering is not new to the Golden Globes.
While Minari didn’t receive the Golden Globe nomination it clearly deserved, it’s currently sitting on three nominations at the 27th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards and 10 category nominations by the American Canadian Critics Choice Association (CCA) for the 26th Critics Choice Awards. There’s also talk of Minari getting a nomination at the 93rd Academy Awards.
If you’re trying to watch Minari before awards season, you can purchase a ticket to stream it here.
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