Oscars 2021: Youn Yuh-jung Is First Korean To Win Best Supporting Actress
Youn Yuh-jung makes groundbreaking history by winning Best Supporting Actress on the 93rd Academy Awards. Yuh-jung has won the award for portraying Soon-ja in the Oscar-nominated film Minari, which follows the story of the Yi family, a Korean immigrant family residing in Arkansas.
The moment Youn Yuh-jung donned the stage with the golden statuette on the pedestal, she turned to presenter Brad Pitt, who stood at the corner, and said: "Finally, Brad Pit... nice to meet you," with glee. While the South Korean actress charmed the audience with her genuine warmth and quirky character—at the theatre and at home—she has become a living inspiration for millions of Asians across the globe.
Yuh-jung's win is a triumph as she has just become the first Korean actor to win an Academy Award. With humility and glamour, the South Korean actress remarked, "I cannot believe I'm here," during her speech before thanking the Academy and the whole team behind Minari and calling them family.
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