Yoon Yo-jung’s elimination: Golden Globe’s biggest mistake: U.S. media angry Minari scandal
Yoon Yo-jung was excluded from the Golden Globe nomination despite her phenomenal record of winning 20 awards. Major U.S. media outlets are also saying that the “snub of Yoon Yo-jung” is “an incomprehensible result.”
Variety, a leading U.S. media outlet, said after the announcement of candidates for the 78th Golden Globe Awards on the 3rd (local time), “Not only Yoon Yeo-jung, but also the main actor of Sundance’s Darling “Minari” was not nominated for the lead role.” The Golden Globe reported that “Minari” made a bizarre decision to compete for a foreign language film award even though it was an American film.
The New York Times also published the same article. “It’s a bad choice to put ‘Minari’ in the foreign language film category without being nominated for Best Picture or Best Original Screenplay,” he said, citing one of the Golden Globe’s incomprehensible nominations as “Minari” acting nominations. “It’s also an incomprehensible result that none of the actors in ‘Minari’ were nominated for the acting award. It’s the biggest mistake of the Golden Globe except for Yoon Yeo-jung, who has already won dozens of critics’ group awards for her role as a lovely and eccentric grandmother in the drama.”
Another entertainment media outlet, ET (Entertainment Tonight), also pointed out, “Yoon Yeo-jung’s elimination from the supporting actress award is an extraordinary thing.” “The Golden Globe, which divides the film category into drama, musical, and comedy genres, awards supporting actors in one category and eliminates the candidates who should always be recognized,” ET said. “But ‘Minari’ has been a problem since it was nominated for a foreign language film award. In particular, it does not make sense that Yoon Yeo-jung, a leading candidate, was eliminated from the supporting actress award. This followed the Golden Globe’s disregard for the entire “minari.” “I’m confident that Oscar will correct the mistakes of the Golden Globe and implement justice.
Golden Globe announced its nomination for the 78th Golden Globe Awards on Thursday (Korea time). Korean-American director Jung Isak took the megaphone and “Minari,” starring Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri and Yoon Yeo-jung, won the “Another Round” (directed by Thomas Vinterbert), “La Yorora” (directed by Hairo Bustamante, France), “Life Before Himself” (directed by Italy, Eduardo Ponti) and “Philippo Megani”.
However, Yoon Yo-jung, who had been hoping to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress at various award ceremonies in the U.S., was not nominated. Best Supporting Actress was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, including Cleen Close (Song of Hillbilly), Olivia Coleman (The Father), Jody Foster (Monitarian), Amanda Cypriot (Manc) and Helena Schengel (News of the World).
Prior to the announcement, “Minari” was excluded as a candidate for the Golden Globe Award, sparking controversy. Starting with the Sundance Film Festival, it was known that “Minari,” which received attention at various critics’ association awards in the U.S., could not be nominated for the best picture according to the rules set by the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association.
“Parasite,” which surprised the world by winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Film at the Academy Awards last year, was criticized for being nominated for the Golden Globe Award for “Minari.” In particular, unlike “Parasite,” which was 100% produced by Korean producers and Korean capital, directors and actors other than Han Ye-ri and Yoon Yeo-jung were not only American citizens, but also produced by U.S. production companies with U.S. capital. However, he was excluded from the list of candidates for the award just because the main language used in the drama was Korean, not English.
Furthermore, Yoon Yeo-jung, who won 20 Best Supporting Actress awards at major critics’ association awards in the U.S., was eliminated from the nomination for best supporting actress this year, which is expected by leading entertainment and film media outlets.
“Minari” is a warm and special story about a Korean family who chose to immigrate to the United States in search of hope. Director Jung Isaac, who participated in the film’s production and screenplay, is already a great director who has made a big splash in the film industry as he has been nominated for the Golden Camera Award and the Notable Eyes category at the 60th Cannes Film Festival. Stephen Yeon, Yoon Yeo-jung, Han Ye-ri, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho and others will appear. It will be released on March 3 in Korea.