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Teo Yoo is the first Korean male actor to be nominated for a BAFTA

Teo Yoo is officially the first Korean male actor to be nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award. He received a nomination in the Lead Actor category for his role in Past Lives.

The BAFTA nominations were released officially on Thursday, January 18. Soompi, an English-language website that covers Korean pop culture, reported a few days later that Yoo is the first Korean male actor to receive a BAFTA nomination.

Yoo plays Hae Sung the childhood friend of the film’s protagonist Nora (Greta Lee). Nora and Hae Sung are torn apart when Nora’s family moves from South Korea to the United States. They reunite several years as adults in New York City.

The 42-year-old actor was nominated alongside Bradley Cooper (Maestro), Colman Domingo (Rustin), Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers), Barry Keoghan (Saltburn), and Cilian Murphy (Oppenheimer).

According to Sky News, Past Lives also earned two other BAFTA nominations: Film not in the English language and Original Screenplay (Celine Song).

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