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The film “Minari” and actors Steven Yeun and Youn Yuh Jung have been nominated at the 27th Screen Actor Guild (SAG) Awards!

“Minari” snagged three nominations: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (Youn Yuh Jung), and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Steven Yeun).

Youn Yuh Jung’s nomination is the first time that a Korean actor has been nominated for a Best Supporting Actress award at the SAG Awards. The other actresses nominated in this category are Maria Bakalova (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”), Glenn Close (“Hillbilly Elegy”), Olivia Colman (“The Father”), and Helena Zengel (“News of the World”).

This is the first time that Steven Yeun has been nominated for the SAG Awards. The other actors nominated in this category are Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”), Chadwick Boseman (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”), and Gary Oldman (“Mank”).

Nominated with “Minari” in the Outstanding Cast Performance category are “Da 5 Bloods,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “One Night in Miami,” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” In 2020, “Parasite” became the first foreign language film to win Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the SAG Awards. It was also the first Asian film to be nominated for the award.

“Minari” was recently nominated for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language” at the Golden Globe Awards. There was some controversy over the decision to put the film in the Foreign Language category because although much of the dialogue is in Korean, the film has an American director, an American production company, and a primarily American cast (with the exception of Han Ye Ri and Youn Yuh Jung).

Based on the Korean-American director Lee Isaac Chung’s experiences, “Minari” is about a family of South Korean immigrants making a new life in rural America in the 1980s.

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