December 23, 2020

Why Is the Golden Globes Making American Film 'Minari' Compete for Best Foreign Language Film?

The Golden Globes is known for its controversy, but this seems so stupid…

The Golden Globes are unlike any other awards show. Studios submit their movies and TV shows into the categories they think it might fit. These categories are split between drama, comedy, lead, and supporting. Then an initial committee reviews the submissions.

But according to the official rules, members can then vote to accept the studio’s submission or they can overturn the submission and switch the category. You need a 2/3 majority to overturn. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association currently includes 89 journalists from more than a dozen countries.

Okay, got all that?

This year, A24 submitted their film, Minari, into the competition. The movie is from writer/director Lee Isaac Chung and follows the story of a Korean-American family who pursues the American dream in the rural US in the 1980s.

It’s a staggeringly beautiful look at the American dream and immigrant life. Since the family is Korean immigrants, they speak mostly Korean in the film. But it takes place in America and is about what it means to become American.

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Source: NoFilmSchool