Apple TV+ series “Pachinko” won the Best Foreign Language Series award at the Critics Choice Awards while “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” and the movie “Decision To Leave” came home empty-handed.
On January 16, “Pachinko” was named the winner of the award for competing with series from all over the world, including “Borgen,” “1899,” “The Kingdom Exodus,” “Kleo,” “My Brilliant Friend,” and “Extraordinary Attorney Woo.”
Apple TV+’s “Pachinko” is a story that begins with forbidden love and chronicles of war and peace, love and parting, victory, and judgment in Korea, Japan, and the United States. Actor Kim Min Ha, who played the main character Sunja during her youth time, attended the awards ceremony and enjoyed the joy.
“Pachinko” won the Breakthrough Series over 40 minutes at the 32nd Gotham Awards in New York last November. And now had won the Critics Choice Awards trophy.
The Critics Choice Awards, which began in 1996, is an award that American broadcasting and film critics evaluate the quality of the work and the acting skills of the actors. Along with the Golden Globe Awards and the American Actors Guild Awards, it is considered one of the major awards in the United States.
In 2020, the movie “Parasite” won the Foreign Language Film Award (Bong Joon Ho), the 2021 movie “Minari” won the Foreign Language Film Award and Best Young Performer Award (Alan Kim), and last year, the drama “Squid Game” won the Best Foreign Language Series and Best Actor Award (Lee Jung Jae). Until “Pachinko,” Korean works have been honored with awards for four consecutive years.
Meanwhile, Korean movie “Decision to Leave” was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Award, competing with “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany), “Argentina, 1985 (Argentina), “Bardo, a False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” (Mexico), “Close” (Belgium), and “RRR” (India). The award was honored to “RRR” from India.
Congratulations to the whole team of “Pachinko”!