'Minari' nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards
Director Lee Isaac Chung’s 2020 film “Minari” was nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards, including Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) announced on Friday.
Actors Steven Yeun and Youn Yuh-jung from “Minari” will compete for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture is awarded to the best-performing cast and was won by the cast of Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” (2019) last year.
The 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony will take place on April 4.
“Minari” tells the story of a Korean-American family trying to settle in 1980s rural Arkansas and is based on the director’s personal life. The film has won more than 60 accolades so far.
The film was also nominated for best foreign-language film at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards due to the majority of its dialogue being in Korean, although it was produced by American production company Plan B Entertainment, owned by actor Brad Pitt.
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