“I feel like we were telling a unique story in a unique way but that still felt like it would resonate with people. I think we couldn’t be more thrilled and more appreciative of the Oklahoma film community. They were really, really welcoming, and we’re ever grateful,” said producer Christina Oh in a recent interview.
Filmed in the Tulsa area in 2019, Minari has been has steadily winning over moviegoers and earning acclaim over the past year, starting with earning both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. It has earned nominations for 10 Critics Choice Awards, six Film Independent Spirit Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. The Oscar buzz continues to build ahead of next month’s nominations announcement for the April 25 Academy Awards.
“Of course, it feels good to receive a lot of accolades. I try not to look at it too much, just because that’s not why I made this – and I don’t think that’s the reason why any of us made this. I think it’s been kind of like a cherry on top,” said Oh, a producer for Brad Pitt’s company Plan B Entertainment. “It’s just been actually really moving to see how this film has resonated with people. Anything else, the accolades and stuff, that’s just a little icing on our cake that we don’t mind. I’m incredibly grateful … and everyone involved really, really, really just worked so hard to try and make this a reality,” said Oh, whose other producing credits include Okja, The Last Black Man in San Francisco and Ad Astra. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.