“Minari” Wins Best Foreign Language Film At 78th Golden Globe Awards
“Minari” has won the award for Best Motion Picture in a Foreign Language at the 78th Golden Globes.
On February 28 local time, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HPFA) held the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards, and “Minari” was announced the winner of Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language.
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Last year, “Parasite” took home the same award at the 77th Golden Globes, making it the first Korean movie in history to win a Golden Globe.
However, because “Minari” is an American film, there has been a considerable amount of controversy over the decision to place “Minari” in the Foreign Language category, instead of allowing it to compete for the Best Motion Picture – Drama award. Although the film is a U.S. production with an American director that was filmed in the United States with a mostly American cast, the HPFA’s classification rules dictate that any film that is more than 50 percent in a language other than English is ineligible for entry into the best picture race.
Directed by Lee Isaac Chung, “Minari” tells the story of a family of South Korean immigrants who try to make a new life in rural America during the 1980s. The film, which is based on the director’s real-life experience, stars Steven Yeun, Han Ye Ri, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Youn Yuh Jung, and Will Patton.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of “Minari”!
Watch Han Ye Ri in “My Unfamiliar Family” with subtitles below: