Korean works have won at the Critics’ Choice Awards for 3 consecutive years. Following “Minari” and “Squid Game” is “Pachinko”.
On January 16th (Korean time), the 28th Critics Choice Awards was held in Los Angeles, USA. Critics’ Choice is one of Hollywood’s representative awards ceremonies hosted by the Critics’ Choice Association (CCA), the largest critics’ organization in North America. It is evaluated as one of the major awards ceremonies that can predict the Oscars’ winners.
At the awards ceremony, many Korean works were nominated. In particular, the movie “Decision to Leave” was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Award, while the dramas “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” and “Pachinko” competed for the Best Foreign Language Series Award. It is reported that director Park Chan Wook of “Decision to Leave”, Park Eun Bin and Yoo In Sik of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, and Kim Min Ha of “Pachinko” attended the award ceremony.
Alongside “Pachinko” and “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, nominations for Best Foreign Language Series include: “1899” (Germany), “Borgen” (Denmark), “¡García!” (Spain), The Kingdom Exodus (Denmark), Kieo (Germany), My Brilliant Friends (Italy), and Tehran (Israel). Pachinko ended up as the winner.
It follows the legacy off “Minari” and “Squid Game”, making Korean works win at the Critics’ Choice Award for 3 years in a row.
On the other hand, “Pachinko”, which stars Kim Min Ha, Youn Yuh Jung, and Lee Min Ho, received favorable reviews for portraying the turbulent life of four generations of Koreans living in Japan from the 1910s to the 1980s.