7 of the 10 top-grossing 2021 films worldwide were directed by Asians
And Korean history made at the Golden Globes.
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DID YOU KNOW: 7 of the 10 top-grossing 2021 films worldwide were directed by Asians?
#2 - THE BATTLE AT LAKE CHANGJIN (dirs. Tsui Hark, Dante Lam & Chen Kaige)
#3 - HI, MOM (dir. Ling Jia)
#4 - NO TIME TO DIE (dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga)
#5 - F9: THE LAST SAGA (dir. Justin Lin)
#6 - DETECTIVE CHINATOWN 3 (dir. Sicheng Chen)
#9 - SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (dir. Destin Daniel Cretton)
#10 - ETERNALS (dir. Chloe Zhao)
View the full list from Box Office Mojo here
Squid Game's O Yeong-su Makes History as First Korean Actor to Win a Golden Globe — On Sunday, Yeong-su won a Golden Globe for his role in the hit Netflix series, making him the first Korean actor to ever win a Golden Globe since the awards show began in 1944 — the same year the actor was born.
The 77-year-old actor who played 001 (name Oh Il-nam) was awarded best performance by a supporting actor in a series, limited series or television movie at the Golden Globes Sunday night. He beat out a list of other impressive supporting actors, including: Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass (The Morning Show), Kieran Culkin (Succession) and Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso.)
Yeong-su's character — an elderly man with a comedic spirit — quickly became a fan favorite in the series, which follows 456 contestants as they compete in a series of violent adaptations of children's games to potentially absolve their debt.
Not only is the award Yeong-su's first major award (and South Korea's first Golden Globe) but it's his first nomination. "While O Yeong-su is a respected stage actor in his native South Korea, his Globe nod is his first ever nomination in a major awards show," the Golden Globes website says.
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