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Join the Boycott, Lee Jung Jae Won’t Attend the 2022 Golden Globe Awards

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Lee Jung Jae was nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama category at the 2022 Golden Globe Awards. He was nominated alongside Squid Game, which will compete in the Best Television Series – Drama category as well as Oh Yeong Su in Best Supporting Actor – Television. .

Artist Company, as Lee Jung Jae’s management, recently revealed the status of the actor’s attendance at the 2022 Golden Globes. They confirmed that the actor would not be attending and revealed the reason.

“Lee Jung Jae is very grateful to be nominated in the Best Actor category at the Golden Globes. However, he decided not to attend the award ceremony,” said Artist Company.

“Lee Jung Jae saw that Netflix did not participate in the Golden Globes, as was reported. He also decided after considering factors such as the COVID-19 situation and quarantine obligations,” he continued.

The Golden Globe Awards is an American awards ceremony in which nominees and winners are selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which consists of foreign film journalists from various countries around the world. While usually star-studded and viewed as an Oscar predictor, the Golden Globe Awards have come under fire in recent years for alleged corruption and diversity among HFPA members.

As a result, Hollywood called for a boycott of the Golden Globe Awards. A number of top stars and directors have expressed their intention to attend the awards ceremony, as well as receive the awards they might win.

Netflix, Amazon and Warner Media have announced that they will not participate in the Golden Globe Awards or work with the HFPA until the issue is resolved. NBC, as the TV that always broadcasts the Golden Globe Awards, also withdrew to broadcast the event.

Not only that, accusations of racism were also raised when Minari won the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards. In fact, the film was produced by an American production house, written and directed by a Korean-American, and centered on the experiences felt by Korean-Americans. America.

The Golden Globe Awards at the time said Minari was nominated in the Best Foreign Laguange Film category, and not the main film category, because half of the films were not in English.

Lee Jung Jae was also previously confirmed to be attending the Critics Choice Awards which will be held at the same time as the Golden Globe Awards. However, he canceled his attendance due to the worsening situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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