“Minari” Wins Best Foreign Language Film At 26th Critics Choice Awards + Alan Kim Tearfully Accepts Best Young Actor Award
“Minari” and star Alan Kim were recognized at the 26th Critics Choice Awards!
During the March 7 event celebrating some of the best in movies and television, it was announced that “Minari” took the win for Best Foreign Language Film, and Alan Kim won in the Best Young Actor/Actress category. The movie had been nominated in 10 categories overall.
In his acceptance speech, Alan Kim tearfully shared his thanks to the critics, his family, the production team, his co-stars, and more. “Is this a dream?” he said, which is a line from the movie. “I hope it’s not a dream,” he added, before sharing his gratitude in Korean.
Watch his show-stealing acceptance speech below!
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“Minari” is directed by Lee Isaac Chung and stars Steven Yeun, Han Ye Ri, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Youn Yuh Jung, and Will Patton. Based on the director’s real-life experiences, the film is about a family of South Korean immigrants who try to start a new life in rural America during the 1980s.
Alan Kim’s performance as the family’s youngest child David in “Minari” previously earned him awards from film critics associations in Washington D.C., Seattle, and Las Vegas, as well as the Gold List awards. The young actor will also star in A24’s upcoming film “Latchkey Kids.”
“Minari” has also won for Best Motion Picture in a Foreign Language at the 78th Golden Globes, and cast members are up for three awards at the 27th Screen Actor Guild Awards, which will be held on April 4. In addition, Youn Yuh Jung has won 30 awards for her performance in “Minari” from film critics associations and more.
Last year, “Parasite” received the Best Foreign Language Film award at the Critics Choice Awards. The movie went on to take home four trophies from the Academy Awards, and so many are curious to see if “Minari” will also be joining the Oscar race this year.