“Minari” picks up 2 Washington DC films critics trophies on its journey to the Oscars

2021.02.09 15:43:00 | 2021.02.09 18:38:42

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Korean American family drama “Minari” has kept up its stunning award-winning streak in Hollywood, picking up two more trophies from a group of film critics based in Washington D.C., the United States, on the last leg in its journey towards the Oscars.

Actress Youn Yuh-jung grabbed the best supporting actress title, and Alan Kim, who portrays her grandson, won the best youth performance award at the 2020 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) Awards held Tuesday (local time).

With the addition, veteran actress Youn has won a total of 21 awards for the role in the U.S. She also has earned a nomination for the best supporting role at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards 2021 as the first Korean actress.

“Minari,” written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung, is based on his autobiographical tale of a Korean American family that moves to rural Arkansas in search of their own American dream.

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On the same day, the film also scored surprise 10 nominations such as for best director, best screenplay and best foreign language film at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2021, raising expectations for a possible Oscar win.

With its hugely impressive SAG and Critics Choice showing, Minari now looks to be gaining “momentum” as well with a month left before those Oscar ballots will be filled out, the kind of “underdog story Oscar voters also love,” Hollywood magazine Deadline reported.

Gold Derby, the website for Hollywood award prediction and entertainment news, also noted Minari’s Critic Choice landing, saying the smaller-scale indie film’s double-digit nominations is a “coup.”

The 94th Oscars will be held on Apr. 25.

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