So far, the best award-season antidote to the grief over Chadwick Boseman has been Alan S. Kim, the child actor who won the Critics’ Choice Award for Minari and burst into tears. He’s a thoroughly charming munchkin. Look at that face! That smile! His spiky hair and tiny bow tie, and the way he’s kicking it in that chair living his most thrilling life! He’s up for a SAG as part of the cast, and a BAFTA, for which he did a roundtable with the other nominees. Please observe how delighted THEY were by him:
There are a ton of shots like this. It’s so lovely to see that they all clearly made him feel welcome and like a full participant despite being generations away from the rest of the group. I hope his mom makes piano photos out of these. If we can’t freeze our moppets in time, at least she gets some great mementos for the future, for when acting becomes more of a gauntlet and she can be like, “Remember, this all used to feel fun and exciting, and it can again.” A motto for my eventual Covid re-emergence, methinks.