'Minari' makes Oscar's shortlist for Best Original Score, Best Original Song

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'Minari' makes Oscar's shortlist for Best Original Score, Best Original Song

Main Korean poster for "Minari" (2020), to be released in Korean theaters March 3. [PAN CINEMA]

Main Korean poster for "Minari" (2020), to be released in Korean theaters March 3. [PAN CINEMA]

 
Lee Isaac Chung’s 2020 film “Minari” was listed on the 93rd Academy Awards’ eligibility list for Best Original Score and Best Original Song, announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday.
 
The list of eligible films, also called the shortlist, is announced for nine categories including documentary feature, documentary short subject, international feature film, makeup and hairstyling, music (original score), music (original song), animated short film, live action short film and visual effects.
 
American composer Emile Mosseri scored “Minari,” capturing the warm and hopeful atmosphere of the film. Mosseri also composed “Rain Song” sung by actor Han Ye-ri in the film, which was nominated for Best Original Song. Han participated in translating the original English lyrics to Korean.
 
The final five candidates of each category will be announced on March 15, along with nominations for other key categories such as Best Picture and Best Actor. The awards ceremony will take place on April 25.
 
“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, including three nominations for this April’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.
 
BY HALEY YANG   [yang.hyunjoo@joongang.co.kr]  
 
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