Attention is on Yoo Tae-oh if he will become the first Korean actor to win the Best Actor for BAFTA Flim Awards
- By: Nat.O
- 1 month ago
With actor Yoo Tae-oh selected as a finalist for Best Actor at this year’s BAFTA Flim Awards, attention is focused on whether he will become the first Korean actor to win the award.
On the 19th (Korean time), the 77th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA Flim Awards) announced the final nominees for winners and nominees, and Yoo Tae-oh of the movie “Past Lives” (directed by Celine Song) was nominated for the Best Actor Award.
Looking at the Best Actor nominations posted on this day, Bradley Cooper for “Maestro”, Colman Domingo for “Rustin”, Paul Giamatti for “The Holdovers”, Barry Keoghan for “Saltburn”, Cillian Murphy for “Oppenheimer”. These are the six main characters in six movies, including Yoo Tae-oh of “Past Lives”.
With the candidates for the Best Actor award, including Cillian Murphy and Paul Giamatti, competing, some are saying that they hope that he will be able to beat them and win the trophy.
The most likely candidates for the award are Cillian Murphy and Paul Giamatti. There are already predictions that the two will clash for the Best Actor award at the 96th Academy Awards (Oscars) to be held in March.
Above all, at the 81st Golden Globes held this month, Cillian Murphy won the Best Actor Award (Drama Film Category) for “Oppenheimer” and Paul Giamatti won the Best Actor Award (Musical or Comedy Film Category) for “The Holdovers”.
Additionally, Paul Giamatti won the Best Actor Award in the film category for ‘Barton Academy’ at the recently held 29th Critics’ Choice Awards.
As Yoo Tae-oh competes among Hollywood actors, congratulatory and expectant gazes are pouring in. Strictly speaking, this means that he is now an actor who has expanded beyond Korea and into the global world and is active in the global film industry.
It all started when the Russian film “Leto” starring Yoo Tae-oh entered the competition section of the 2018 Cannes International Film Festival.
The best scenario is for Yoo Tae-oh to win the British Academy Award, but even if he does not win, it is encouraging in that it confirms Yoo Tae-oh’s acting ability and influence.