Actress Han Ye-ri Picks up 1st Gong for Role in 'Minari'


    January 29, 2021 10:57

    Actress Han Ye-ri has been named Best Actress for her role in "Minari" in the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE)'s inaugural Gold List. It is her first award for the role.

    The Gold List honors the most outstanding achievements by Asian and Pacific Islanders in film. It is compiled in partnership with Gold House, a nonprofit organization that bolsters Asian identity and cultural diversity.

    Han Ye-ri

    The film, which was among the American Film Institute's Movies of the Year 2020, swept the list by winning seven of the 10 categories -- Best Director for Korean-American Lee Isaac Chung, Best Actor for Steven Yeun, Best Supporting Actress for Youn Yuh-jung, Best Supporting Actor for Alan Kim, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.

    "Minari," meanwhile, has also been nominated in five of the Film Independent Spirit Awards' 12 categories -- Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Male Lead and Best Supporting Female.

    Han is up for Best Supporting Female along with Youn, who has already collected 20 awards for her role as the mother of Han's character in the film.

    The winners will be announced on Apirl 24.

    The film tells the story of a Korean family who move to the U.S. in the 1980s and their struggles to settle in a small town in Arkansas.

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