‘Fast Lives’, ‘Oppenheimer’ Defeated..NSFC Best Picture Award

[Star News | [Reporter Kim Na-yeon]

Fast Lives / Photo = CJ ENM
Fast Lives / Photo = CJ ENM

‘PAST LIVES’ was honored with the Best Picture award at the 58th National Association of Film Critics Awards.

‘Fast Lives’ was selected as the best film of 2023 by the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC) and was honored with the Best Picture award. As a result of a vote by the National Association of Film Critics, which consists of about 60 film critics, ‘Fast Lives’ was in second place, while director Jonathan Glazer’s’The Zone of Interest’ was in second place, and director Christopher Nolan was third. It won the highest honor, beating Oppenheimer. Previously, in 2019, ‘Parasite’ won Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, and there was a case where it actually led to a good result at the Academy Awards, and ‘Fast Lives’ Also, attention is being paid to what kind of performance it will achieve in the Oscar race.

‘Fast Lives’ is currently continuing to deliver good 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 Original Screenplay, and Best Actress) at the 29th Critics’ Choice Awards held on January 14th local time, and received the most nominations (Best Picture, Best Director) at the 39th Independent Spirit Awards held on February 25th., Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Greta Lee, and 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. In particular, despite being the debut film of a new director, ‘Bobby’, ‘Oppenheimer’, ‘Flower Killing Moon’ It is drawing even more attention as it is mentioned as a strong candidate for Best Picture along with other prominent Hollywood masterpieces. The New York Times selected ‘Fast Lives’ as one of the 13 most likely candidates for Best Picture Oscar nomination, and New York Times film critic Alyssa Wilkinson recommended actor Teo Yoo as a candidate for Best Supporting Actor following the Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. did. 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 strong candidate in major categories such as Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actress in a special feature article predicting the Oscars, making positive predictions about the possibility of nominations, raising expectations about whether or not it would enter the Oscars. It is also growing.

‘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 in childhood. Overwhelming praise is pouring in that everything is perfect, including the directing and screenplay of Korean-Canadian director Celine Song, who elegantly captures the Korean world view and scenery, and the excellent acting ensemble of the three actors, Greta Lee, Teo Yoo, and John Magaro.

Meanwhile, ‘Fast Lives’ is scheduled to be released domestically in the first half of this year.

Reporter Kim Na-yeon ny0119@mtstarnews.com

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