‘Minari’ nominated for Producers Guild of America Award
Director Lee Isaac Chung’s 2020 film “Minari” is among the nominees for the 32nd Producers Guild of America Awards, also known as the PGA Awards, according to the Producers Guild of America on Monday.
“Minari” will compete for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, along with nine nominees including “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Mank,” “Nomadland,” “One Night in Miami,” “Promising Young Woman,” “Sound of Metal” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
The PGA Awards is considered to be a mostly reliable forecast for the Academy Awards; every Oscar nominee for Best Picture over the past two years was first nominated for a PGA award. Over the past 31 years since the first PGA Awards, the Academy Awards for Best Picture and the Darryl F. Zanuck Award overlapped 21 times.
The PGA Awards will hold a virtual ceremony on March 24, while the Oscars will announce its full list of nominees on March 15 and take place on April 26.
“Minari” tells the story of a Korean-American family trying to settle in 1980s rural Arkansas and is partly based on director Chung’s own life.
The film has won more than 70 accolades so far, including a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film last month as well as two Critics' Choice Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Young Actor on Sunday. “Minari” also secured three nominations for this April’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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