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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF Monday, December 17, 2018

Steven Yeun x Yoo Ah In's 'Burning' may become the first ever Korean film to be nominated for the Oscars

According to 'The Academy Awards' on December 18, director Lee Chang Dong's 'Burning' has been selected as one of 9 preliminary nominees for The Academy's 'Best Foreign Language Film'.

Numerous Korean films have been submitted for The Academy Awards in the past, but 'Burning' is the first Korean film ever to list its name on the preliminary nominations. 9 preliminary nominations were chosen among 87 submissions for the upcoming 91st Academy Awards, and among the 9, 5 main nominations will be named on January 22. 

'Burning', starring Yoo Ah In, Steven Yeun, and Jeon Jong Seo, tells the mysterious story of two neighborhood friends and one mysterious foreigner. The 91st 'Academy Awards' takes place on February 24, 2019. 

Have you seen 'Burning'?

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Louis_XIV Monday, December 17, 2018 3
Monday, December 17, 2018

The Handmaiden not being nominated was a travesty.

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Joha_B2uty Tuesday, December 18, 2018 1
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Mmm, to be a candidate the country has to register the film in the Academy, in 2016 the film that was registered was The Age of Shadows, so they would NEVER consider the movie The Handmaiden. You can check the Korean Submissions here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_South_Korean...

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Louis_XIV Wednesday, December 19, 2018 0
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

and it was a dumb decision imo ... The Handmaiden was the better film.

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yvangelica Tuesday, December 18, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

totally agree.

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teleri Monday, December 17, 2018 3
Monday, December 17, 2018

The Academy Awards are not much more than the industry slapping each other's backs, but it's great that this is getting noticed.

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Anpanman Tuesday, December 18, 2018 2
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

They're a joke. The academy members themselves admit that they don't even watch all of the nominated movies and just pick whatever they feel like.

And don't get me started on their interviews about the animation category

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teleri Tuesday, December 18, 2018 1
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Lord, did some actually admit this in print or on air??? Just, yech :(
I'm in an anime club so have heard a lot about that part!

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Anpanman Thursday, December 20, 2018 0
Thursday, December 20, 2018

I think one of them said it in one of the "brutally honest oscars ballots"? They're basically a group of old dudes who can't be bothered. That's why campaigning for oscars is a thing, because otherwise the movie won't be even watched by the members

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crazyawesomeyall Tuesday, December 18, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

There are only two Asian movies that are currently in the shortlist in this category: this and Shoplifters from Japan. And to be super honest with you, I’m pretty sure the Oscars will only choose ONE Asian film to be nominated in the top 5. And to be really super honest with you, Burning is just... meh.. Shoplifters on the other hand was a real modern masterpiece, the story, the richness, the direction, that deserves a nomination.

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johwa Tuesday, December 18, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

saw it and liked it, but not sure if it's oscar worthy...

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Dannii4real Tuesday, December 18, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Your movies have to be 'WOKE' if you want your film to win.

A gay, black, opressed, bullied, racially subjucated, adopted into a family is the perfect premise for AN OSCAR AWARD!!!!

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honeynaomi Tuesday, December 18, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

I have seen burning and did not understand much what was going on but i guess thats what they like

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Joha_B2uty Tuesday, December 18, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

I loved the movie!

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exorcism Tuesday, December 18, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

honestly I did not like it

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Indri_hapsari Tuesday, December 18, 2018 4
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

America takin side of korean entertainment industry lately just bcoz they knew korea will soon dominates entertainment in asia...so america wants a 'little' dollars for that too n support them from now..we know american r smart n greedy

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StCatMouse Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

In this is particular instance they're not taking Korea's side - this is just the preliminaries, they haven't won anything yet, and the Best Foreign Language Film as well as the Best Foreign Film has been honored in the Academy for a long time now. Also, it's the country who submits their film(s) for consideration after fulfilling the requirements like being shown in the US for a certain number of theaters and days/weeks. A film would be disqualified in the category if it's funded by an American production company.

If anything, the US is gunning for the Chinese market rather than Korean as China has been a big player for several years now. A lot of their overseas gross are coming from that country.

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Indri_hapsari Tuesday, December 18, 2018 2
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

I am not talking about oscar only but for kpop too..how they welcomed them so much n also there r alot of korean actress or actor who can join hollywood now compare to china's actor..everyone know america n china r never in a good relationship same with japan...korea can be their bridge to get 'little dollars' , bcoz korea always got support from america..korea its like their asian friends whom they used to spy other big asia countries like china, japan, indonesia, thailand n etc

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