We are all loving Yuh-Jung Youn (윤여정) even more after the 73-year-old just gave her winning speech at the Academy Awards.
With this golden statuette win, she became the the first Korean actress to win an Oscar for her scene-stealing performance in “Minari”. Haing S. Ngor was the first Asian performer to win Best Supporting Actor for “The Killing Fields” way back in 1985.
Yuh-Jung Youn was nominated alongside Maria Bakalova (“Borat Subsequent Movie Film”), Olivia Colman (“The Father”), Amanda Seyfried (“Mank”), and Glenn Close (“Hillbilly Elegy”). Prior to this, the Korean actress had already won Best Supporting Actress prizes at the BAFTA Film Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
It must’ve been a double win for Yuh-Jung Youn since the presenter was none other than Brad Pitt. “Nice to meet you Mr. Brad Pitt, very honored to meet you …” the respected thespian was quoted as saying. “Let me pull myself, together, OK? Thank you to the academy members who vote for me.” The mommy of 2 went on to thank her “Minari” family including “captain and my director” Lee Isaac Chung.
— ABC News (@ABC) April 26, 2021
— E! News (@enews) April 26, 2021
— Variety (@Variety) April 26, 2021
It’s only fair that we also congratulate Brad Pitt for getting the chance to snap a photo with Oscar winner Yuh-Jung Youn here.