[Commentary]2021 (93rd) Academy Award nominations, historical achievements ─ Steven Yeun, Chloe Zhao, distribution works, etc.

March 15, 2021 (Japan time), 93rdAcademy awardsThe nominated work has been announced.

Due to the influence of Corona, the movie industry in Hollywood and around the world has celebrated an unprecedented year, with all the theatrical releases being postponed or sent out. At the Academy Awards, which oversees such a turbulent year in the film industry, various historical events have already taken place before the announcement of the award.

That is because women and actors and production teams of colored races were selected more than usual.NetflixApple・ Many works distributed by Amazon have been selected. This year’s Academy Awards are full of diversity in such various ways. In this article, I would like to briefly introduce some of the events that have overturned history at this Academy Awards.

At this Academy Awards, it is also talked about that there were more female production teams than usual. Meanwhile, the director’s award has achieved a historic achievement. “Nomadland(Released on March 26, 2021)Chloe ZhaoAnd “Promising Young Woman” (released in the summer of 2021)Emerald FennellWas selected as a candidate. It is the first time in the history of the award that two or more female directors have been selected for the director’s award. Will you win the award from either of these two?

Featured work “Minari” (released March 19, 2021) that has swept movie awards around the world, including the Sundance and Golden Globe Awards.In this film, which depicts a Korean family who immigrated to seize the American dream, he played his father, who is the main pillar of the family.Steven YeunWas the first Asian American to be selected for the leading actor category. Although he was unfortunately not a candidate for the Golden Globe Awards, he may be the first to win the award for the first time on the stage, which is not an exaggeration to say that it is the pinnacle of the Academy Awards.

Steven Yeun isn’t the only one to achieve an Academy Award-winning historic achievement from Minari.In the same film, he played the role of grandmother who would live with an immigrant Korean family.Youn Yuh JungWas also one of them and was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Award for the first time as an actress from South Korea. In 2020, “Parasite Semi-Underground Family” won four categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film, but in the acting category of Korean actors such as Song Kang-Ho. Unfortunately, there was no winning. The year after that year, Youn Yuh Jung revenged as a Korean actress.

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