Scroll To Top
Arts & Entertainment

South Korea picks
gay-themed film for Oscar campaign

South Korea picks
gay-themed film for Oscar campaign

South Korea selected a gay-themed movie that became an unexpected domestic box-office hit to put forward as its candidate for the Best Foreign Film category at the U.S. Academy Awards, the country's state-run film agency in Seoul said Thursday. King and the Clown, a tale about an effeminate male clown caught between the affections of a despotic king and the love of a fellow performer, is the number 2 film in all-time ticket sales in South Korea, surpassed just this month for the top spot by The Host, a thriller about a family's fight against a mutant monster. The Korean Film Council said it reviewed the two films and another, Time by internationally renowned director Kim Ki-duk, and decided to pick King and the Clown because it was believed to have a better chance of winning an Oscar nomination. Nominated films are scheduled to be announced in January, the council said. A Korean film has never been nominated for an Academy Award. (AP)

Advocate Magazine - KehlaniAdvocate Channel Promotion

From our Sponsors

Most Popular

Be sure to follow Advocate on your favorite social platforms!


Want more news, top stories, and videos? Check out the all NEW Advocate Channel!
Your 24/7 streaming source for equality news and lifestyle trends.
Click this link right now:

Latest Stories