Oscars 2021: a selection dominated by Netflix but worthy of interest

Nominations for the US awards were unveiled on Monday. Verdict on April 25.

We had left the Oscars in full euphoria, with Parasite by Bong Joon-ho awarded the statuette for best film. A first for a non-English-speaking work and a spectacular double for the South Korean filmmaker after his Palme d’Or. A year later, the Cannes Film Festival has not taken place, the Covid-19 has emptied cinemas and the industry is in low morale. But it could be that we will hear Korean speaking again in Los Angeles on the occasion of the 93e edition of the Oscars, next April 25.

Minari, of the Korean-American Lee Isaac Chung, with his six nominations, has a good card to play. This pretty chronicle of a South Korean family in Arkansas in the 1980s, partly autobiographical, grand prize and audience award at the Sundance Festival in 2020, should be released in France as soon as the cinemas reopen. As Nomadland, by Chloé Zhao, with Frances McDormand, big favorite after his golden lion in Venice and his victory at the Golden Globes. The Father, from the Frenchie

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