Youn Yuh-jung has made historical past because the first Korean actor to bag an Oscar, following her win on the 93rd Academy Awards held on April 25 at Dolby Theatre and Union Station in Los Angeles.
Youn, 73, gained Best Supporting Actress for her excellent efficiency in Minari, a 2020 American drama movie that follows a household of South Korean immigrants who attempt to construct a brand new residence in rural Arkansas throughout the Eighties. For her portrayal of an unconventional grandmother who cares deeply for her grandchildren, Youn bested 4 different nominees in her class: Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm), Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy), Olivia Colman (The Father), and Amanda Seyfried (Mank).
After receiving the Oscar statuette from Brad Pitt, Youn delivered a heartwarming acceptance speech. In one in all its highlights, she mentioned, “I don’t believe in competition… All the nominees, five nominees, we are the winners for different movies. We played different roles, so we cannot compete [against] each other.” She added, “Tonight, I’m here [because] I just have a little bit more luck, I think. Maybe I’m luckier than you and also maybe it’s American hospitality for the Korean actor? I’m not sure.”
With a profession spanning 5 many years, Youn has lately been making one historic feat after one other. Earlier, she was additionally given the same honor on the 2021 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
Our warmest congratulations, Yuh-jung halmeoni (grandmother)!