Golden Globes 2021: Lee Isaac Chung's daughter steals the show with her cuteness during Minari winning speech

Updated on Mar 01, 2021 08:00 PM IST  |  388K
During his Golden Globes 2021 acceptance speech, Minari director Lee Isaac Chung shares his honest thoughts on why his directorial is an important film, especially this year.

On March 1, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HPFA) held the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards and Minari bagged the Best Motion Picture in the Foreign Language category. However, the nomination ran into controversy because the film was placed in the Foreign Language film category instead of allowing it to compete for the Best Motion Picture category. Nevertheless, it is a sweet victory for Korean cinema too as it is the second Korean language film in two years, post Bong Joon Ho's Parasite, which won the Best Motion Picture in the Foreign Language category the previous year. 

The awards were held virtually amid COVID-19 and director Lee Isaac Chung received his award at home. Director Lee thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the entire team of Minari, including the cast, crew and the creative team. He thanked his family and dedicated his award to the special someone, for whom the film was made; his adorable little daughter, who stole the show with her cuteness as she snuggled close to her father during his winning speech. Director Lee further went on to explain what Minari is all about. He shared, "Minari is about a family trying to learn to speak a language of its own. Its deeper than any American or foreign language. It's a language of the heart. I'm trying to learn it myself and pass it on. I hope people learn to speak this language of love and heart, especially this year." He concluded with the wise words to live by.

You can check out the inspiring speech below:

Minari tells the story of a family of South Korean immigrants who try to make a new life in rural America during the 1980s. The film, which is based on director Lee's real-life experience also stars Steven Yeun, Han Ye Ri, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Youn Yuh Jung and Will Patton in prominent roles.

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