‘Minari’ Named the Best Picture of 2020 by The New York Film Critics Online

The New York Film Critics Online have recently published their Top 10 Films of 2020 list, with “Minari” winning awards such as Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film.

“Minari” was directed by Lee Isaac Chung and produced by A24. The film follows a Korean American family who moved to Arkansas in the 1980s to search for their American dream, according to Variety.

Yuh-jung Youn, who plays grandma Soon-ja in the film, won the Best Supporting Actress award, tying with Ellen Burstyn from the Netflix drama “Pieces of a Woman.”

In addition to winning the Best Picture award, “Minari” won the Best Foreign Language award, which may cause outrage among the Asian American community.

In December 2020, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association stirred controversy after listing “Minari” under the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 78th Golden Globe Awards.

Many social media users voiced their concerns online, including “The Farewell” director Lulu Wang, Hollywood actor Daniel Dae Kim and Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” star Simu Liu.

Other notable winners listed by the New York Film Critics Online include Riz Ahmed for Best Actor (“Sound of Metal”) and Chloé Zhao for Best Director (“Nomadland”).

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