Director Isak Jeong’s film ‘Minari’ portraying the life of a Korean-American family in search of the American dream in the 1980s has been nominated in three categories by the Chicago Critics Association, as well as six other categories by the Florida Critics Association, attracting attention from around the world.

The film, which is also known as ‘Buttercup’, maintains strong momentum towards the next Academy Awards that will be held during the first quarter of 2021.

The nominations are for ‘Best Supporting Actor’, ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Promising Actor’ by the Chicago Critics, while he was nominated for ‘Best Supporting Actor’, ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Screenplay’, ‘Best Supporting Actress ‘,’ Best Actor ‘and Foreign Language Film Awards’ by the Florida Critics.

The cast includes Steven Yeun, Han Yeri, Young Yuh Jung, Alan S. Kim, Noel Cho, Will Patton, Scott Haze, Eric Starkey, and Esther Moon.

‘Minari’ or ‘Buttercup’ is a play about a warm and special story of a Korean family that chose to emigrate to an unknown American land in search of hope.

Nominations for the 93 Academy Awards will be announced on March 15, 2021 and the ceremony will take place on April 25.

Actresses Han Ye Ri and Youn Yuh Jung would be the first Korean actresses to be nominated for an acting award at the Academy Awards due to their multiple nominations from critics.

“Minari” is scheduled to be released in the first half of next year.


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