“Minari” Earns 6 Nominations At The British Academy Film Awards
American Korean drama film Minari has been nominated for six awards at the British Academy Film Awards.
— Minari (@MinariMovie) March 9, 2021
It is nominated for Film Not in The English Language, Best Film Music, Best Casting, and Best Direction. Additionally, Yuh-Jung Youn is nominated for Best Supporting Actress while 8-year-old Alan S. Kim is nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Kim recently won the award for Best Young Actor or Actress at the Critics Choice Awards.
Last year, the BAFTA’s included primarily white nominees resulting in backlash on social media. This year, we’ve seen a lot of improvement since overhauling their system. In the past year, they have committed to adding new members to the committee while also limiting the amount that studios can spend in the nomination campaigns. This has resulted in more than half of the actors nominated this year being people of color.
The Handmaiden was the first Korean film to both be nominated and to win a BAFTA award for Best Foreign Language Film. Last year, Parasite won Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Screenplay out of its four nominations.
This year, however, is the first time that any Korean actors have been nominated for a BAFTA award. Since Korean films have done well the few times they’ve received nominations, we’re believing to see Minari pick up a few wins.
Minari is the story of a Korean family that starts a farm in 1980s Arkansas. Watch the trailer for Minari below: