A movie about immigration and faith was nominated for several Oscars and won one for its acting.
Minari tells the story of a Korean family moving to the south for a fresh start. Youn Yuh-jung, who plays the grandmother, won Best Supporting Actress. Youn is the first Korean and second Asian woman to win this Oscar for acting. Youn says she came to American after she and her husband heard Billy Graham preach.
Youn was a known actress in Korea and dreamed of staring in Christian films. She would move back to Korea after her divorce, and then to America after acting.
The film follows a family's "American dream" journey between the two cultures. The film's director and writer, Lee Isaac Chung, grew up in Arkansas where the film is set and says he did not see many films about the south growing up. He wanted to change that in his semi-autobiographical movie. His film has a heavy Christian influence.
"He's a man wrestling with God," says Steven Yuen, who plays one of the main characters, Jacob in a video promo.
The film was nominated for Best Original Score.
"That was a dream for me," composer Emile Mosseri says. "That I could get I there early and write music that feels spiritually connected to the film."
Other nominations include Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.
H.E.R, who previously released a song with Christian Artist Tauren Wells won an Oscar for best Original Song for "Fight for You" in the film Judas and the Black Messiah.
After winning, H.E.R. wrote "GOD IS SO GREAT" on Facebook. H.E.R. is Black and Filipino. She is halfway to an EGOT.