A year after the Korean thriller won big at the Oscars, Lee Isaac Chung’s 2021 snub at its sister ceremony begs the question: did anything really change?

Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” won by at last year’s Oscars, making Academy Award history
Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” won by at last year’s Oscars, making Academy Award history
Korean thriller “Parasite” was a shock winner at last year’s Oscars, breaking barriers and making history. (Picture: Reuters)

Just before Christmas, The Hollywood Foreign Press stirred controversy by revealing Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari”, one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2020, would not be eligible to win at any of the Best Motion Picture categories in the upcoming Golden Globes.

According to THFP, the film was relegated to the foreign category, much like last year’s “The Farewell”, from Chinese director Lulu Wang, because it is primarily spoken in a language…

Beatriz Negreiros

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