Oscar ignores ‘Decision to break up’… “The Academy’s decision is crime and deterrence”

Strong criticism from foreign and American critics
‘Everything…’ Nominated in 11 categories

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Director Park Chan-wook’s film ‘Decision to Break Up’ was not included in the list of finalists for the International Feature Film Award at the 95th Academy Awards announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) on the 24th (local time). Before the domestic film industry gets excited, foreign media outlets, American critics, and netizens show strong reactions and attract attention.

Director Park’s first feature film, ‘The Decision to Break Up’, released six years after ‘The Handmaiden’, was included in the preliminary 15 candidates last month, but was dropped from the final round. Five works, including ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (Germany), ‘Argentina, 1985’ (Argentina), ‘Close’ (Belgium), ‘The Silent Girl’ (Ireland), and ‘EO ‘ (Poland), which was released on March 12th in Los Angeles It is competing for the International Film Award at the awards ceremony held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

‘Decision to Break Up’ won the Best Director Award at the Cannes International Film Festival and was nominated for the British Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (BAFTA) and the Golden Globe, so it was also chosen as a strong contender. at the Academy this time.

Regarding this announcement, the Associated Press said, “The exclusion of ‘Decision to Break Up’ (from the nominations) is one of the most surprising news of the year,” and Variety, an entertainment media outlet, said, “The Academy is one of the most trusted and prominent filmmakers in the global film industry. Even the opportunity to challenge for the late Oscar was thwarted.”

Mashable, a media specializing in information technology (IT) and entertainment, criticized, “The decision of the Academy to ignore the ‘decision to break up’, which is the leader of the Cannes Film Festival, is an absolute crime.” “One of the biggest rejections of the year,” Insider said. Some people called it ‘academy power’,” said the furious reaction of the fans.

American film critic Isaac Feldberg said, “It’s very frustrating.”

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Meanwhile, ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’, an independent sci-fi comedy about the multiverse, was nominated for the most nominations with 11 nominations, while German anti-war film ‘It’s All Over on the Western Front’ and comedy Irish drama ‘Banshee in Inisherin’ received the most nominations, followed by nominations in nine categories each.

Senior Correspondent Lim Byung-son

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