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WTF: 'Minari' re-categorised by Golden Globes to Best Foreign Film because it's primarily in Korean

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has completed its annual review of film submissions for the Golden Globe awards, and Variety has learned exclusively that many films and performances have been switched from the studios’ intended submissions.

“Promising Young Woman” from Focus Features was switched from comedy to the drama categories. Written and directed by Emerald Fennell, the film that tells the story of a woman seeking revenge on those who wronged her was not accepted by the voting body. Starring Carey Mulligan, the film has received a considerable amount of awards buzz, even rumored to be a big hit with the HFPA themselves. Mulligan recently won best actress with LAFCA.

Per the HFPA rules, after all the studios submit their entries in the numerous categories, which are split between drama, comedy, lead and supporting, an initial committee reviews the submissions. According to the official rules, members can then vote to accept the studio’s submission requiring a 2/3 vote to overturn. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association currently includes 89 journalists from more than a dozen countries.

Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari” from A24 will follow the precedent set by Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” last year and will not be competing in the best picture categories, instead it will be considered in foreign language film because it is primarily in Korean. Stars Steven Yeun and Yeri Han will still be eligible in the leading acting categories in drama.

(Removed other parts not relevant to Minari)

It should be noted that the Screen Actors Guild Awards honors all submissions by the studios. The Golden Globe nominations will be announced on Feb. 3. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Feb. 28.

Source: Variety, @Variety

You can read about the other nominees in the linked source. Anyway, today in gatekeeping xenophobic bullshit in Hollywood.
Tags: foreign celebrities, movie, wtf

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