‘Fast Lives’ National Association of Film Critics Award… oscar race green light


[Edaily Starin Reporter Kim Bo-young] The global project film ‘PAST LIVES’ (Director Celine Song), jointly invested and distributed by CJ ENM and American Hollywood studio A24, was honored to win Best Picture at the 58th National Association of Film Critics Awards. hugged The disappointment of not receiving any attention at the Golden Globe Awards held on the 8th (Korean time) was washed away with the National Association of Film Critics Award.

‘Fast Lives’ was selected as the best film of 2023 by the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC). It won the highest honor, Best Picture. As a result of a vote by the National Association of Film Critics, which consists of about 60 film critics, ‘Fast Lives’ won the Best Picture Award, the highest honor, beating director Jonathan Glazer’s ‘The Zone of Interest’, which came in second place, and director Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’, which came in third place. received. As there is a case in which ‘Parasite’ actually achieved good results at the Academy Awards after winning Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay at the awards ceremony in 2019, attention is being paid to the performance that ‘Fast Lives’ will achieve in the Oscar race.

‘Fast Lives’ is currently continuing to deliver great results, setting a record of 153 nominations and 50 awards at leading award ceremonies around the world. It was nominated in three categories (Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Actress) at the 29th Critics’ Choice Awards, which will be held on the 14th local time, and is the most nominated (Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay) at the 39th Independent Spirit Awards, which will be held on February 25th. Awards, Best Actress Greta Lee, Best Actor Yoo Tae-oh).

Leading foreign media outlets are also focusing on ‘Fast Lives’ and predicting it to be a strong candidate for the Oscars, garnering attention. Even though it is the debut film of a new director, it attracts even more attention as it is mentioned as a strong candidate for Best Picture along with prominent Hollywood masterpieces such as ‘Bobby,’ ‘Oppenheimer,’ and ‘Flower Killing Moon.’ The New York Times selected ‘Fast Lives’ as one of the 13 most likely candidates for the Oscar Best Picture nomination, and New York Times film critic Alyssa Wilkinson recommended actor Teo Yoo as a Best Supporting Actor nominee, following the Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Indiewire also included ‘Fast Live’ in its list of top 10 candidates for Best Picture. The Hollywood Reporter published an analysis showing that ‘Fast Lives’ is likely to win Best Picture (3rd place), Best Director (5th place), and Best Adapted Screenplay (1st place). Variety also mentioned ‘Fast Lives’ as a leading candidate in major categories such as Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actress in a special article predicting the Oscars, predicting positively the possibility of nominations, raising expectations about whether it will enter the Oscars.

‘Fast Lives’ is a work that depicts the fateful two days of a man and a woman who reunite in New York 20 years after being separated as children. Everything is perfect, including the directing and screenplay by Korean-Canadian director Celine Song, who elegantly captures the Korean worldview and scenery, and the excellent acting ensemble of three actors including Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, and John Magaro from the Apple TV+ series ‘The Morning Show’. Overwhelming praise is pouring in.

‘Fast Lives’, a global hit that continues its unrivaled path, is scheduled to be released domestically in the first half of this year.

Kim Bo-young (kby5848@edaily.co.kr)

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