‘Pachinko’ nominated for 2022 Humanitas Prizes

Published June 28, 2022, 9:17 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

Apple TV+’s “Pachinko” has been nominated for the 2022 Humanitas Prizes.

The prizes “are awarded to honor film and television writers whose work explores the human condition in a nuanced and meaningful way,” according to organizer Humanitas.

Kim Minha and Lee Min-ho in “Pachinko” (Apple TV+)

The pilot episode of “Pachinko” is nominated in the drama teleplay category along with “Chicago P.D.,” “Queen Sugar,” “Swagger” and “This is Us.”

“Pachinko” stars Youn Yuh-jung, Kim Minha, Soji Arai, Jin Ha and Lee Min-ho, and tells about a Korean immigrant family across four generations who leave South Korea to survive. Apple TV+ renewed “Pachinko” for a second season.

This year, 45 writers have been nominated in nine categories of the Humanitas Prizes. The winners, who will receive trophies and cash prizes, will be announced during an awards luncheon to be held on Sept. 9 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

“The Humanitas Prizes were created in 1973 by Fr. Ellwood “Bud” Kieser and has been supported over time by an endowment established through the generosity of individuals, networks, studios, and foundations,” according to the website.

Here are the nominees for the 46th Humanitas Prizes:

Children’s Teleplay

El Deafo: Written by Cece Bell and Will McRobb

Karma’s World: “Hair Comes Trouble” – Written by Kellie R. Griffin and Halcyon Person

Snoopy Presents: To Mom (and Dad), with Love: Written by Alex Galatis

The Babysitters Club: “Claudia and the Sad Goodbye” – Written by Sascha Rothchild

Comedy Feature Film

Don’t Look Up: Written by Adam McKay

Everything Everywhere All At Once: Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert

Queen Bees: Written by Donald Martin

tick, tick…BOOM!: Written by Steven Levenson

Comedy Teleplay

Abbott Elementary: “Pilot” – Written by Quinta Brunson

black-ish: “If A Black Man Cries in the Woods…” – Written by Robb Chavis

Somebody Somewhere: “BFD” – Written by Hannah Bos & Paul Thureen

The Conners: “Triggered” – Written by Lecy Goranson


End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock: Shannon Kring

Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches: Julia Marchesi

In the Same Breath: Nanfu Wang

Through Our Eyes: “Shelter” – Smriti Mundhra

Drama Feature Film

A Hero: Written by Asghar Farhadi

CODA: Written by Siân Heder

Nine Days: Written by Edson Oda

The Starling: Written by Matt Harris

Drama Teleplay

Chicago P.D.: “Burnside” – Written by Ike Smith

Pachinko: “Chapter One” – Written by Soo Hugh

Queen Sugar: “May 27, 2020” – Written by Anthony Sparks

Swagger: “Radicals” – Written by Reggie Rock Bythewood & George Dohrmann

This is Us: “The Challenger” – Written by Dan Fogelman

Family Feature Film

8-Bit Christmas: Written by Kevin Jakubowski

Cinderella: Written by Kay Cannon

Encanto: Written by Charise Castro Smith & Jared Bush

Spin: Written by Carley Steiner and Josh A. Cagan

Limited Series, TV Movie, or Special

Love Life: “Mia Hines” – Written by Rachelle Williams-BenAry & Sam Boyd

Maid: “Snaps” – Written by Molly Smith Metzler

Three Months: Written by Jared Frieder

Women of the Movement: “Mother and Son” – Written by Marissa Jo Cerar

Short Film

Far from the Tree: Written by Natalie Nourigat

Girls Are Strong Here: Written by Scott Burkhardt

Leap: Written by Margaret Nagle

Nona: Written by Louis Gonzales