Lee Isaac Chung
’s semi-autobiographical drama “Minari
” has won this year’s Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Middleburg Film Festival. It’s the latest honor for the indie drama, which is one to keep an eye on this awards season since it previously claimed both the Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic) and the Audience Award (Dramatic) at the Sundance Film Festival back in January. This latest honor shows that the film is gaining serious momentum towards becoming a Oscar contender.
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The festival, which conducted mainly online screenings with a few held outdoors or in drive-in settings, is based in suburban Washington, D.C., and all the past recipients of this honor have gone on to be big factors in the Oscar race. Five of the past seven Middleburg winners scored Best Picture