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Oscars 2021: Minari's Youn Yuh-jung becomes first Korean performer to win Best Supporting Actress

Oscars 2021: Minari's Youn Yuh-jung becomes first Korean performer to win Best Supporting Actress
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Oscars 2021: Minari's Youn Yuh-jung becomes first Korean performer to win Best Supporting Actress

Los Angeles:  Youn Yuh-jung, the feisty grandmother in Minari, captured greater than her grandson’s coronary heart.

Youn, a outstanding movie and TV actor in her dwelling nation of South Korea, received the most effective supporting actress award at Sunday’s Oscars. She’s the second Asian actress to win within the class, greater than 4 many years after Japanese-born Miyoshi Umeki earned the trophy for 1957’s Sayonara.

The first Korean girl to be nominated for an Oscar, Youn’s victory comes one 12 months after academy voters snubbed the South Korean forged of greatest image winner Parasite.

Oscars 2021 Minaris Youn Yuhjung becomes first Korean performer to win Best Supporting Actress

In Minari Yuh-jung Youn performs a card taking part in grandmom with a knack for swearing. Picture through [email protected]t

Youn performs Quickly-ja, a card-playing grandmom with a knack for swearing, who’s moved from Korea to be part of her daughter and stepson in his seemingly quixotic quest to commerce dispiriting work in California for farming in Arkansas. Quickly-ja and her initially cautious grandson type an unlikely however loving bond.

Youn, making a uncommon US display screen look in Minari, captured a string of honors for the semi-autobiographical movie based mostly on the childhood of Korean American director Lee Isaac Chung.

The Display Actors Guild and the British movie and TV academy have been amongst these honoring her efficiency in Minari, which earned Oscar nominations together with greatest image, director and lead actor for Steven Yuen (The Strolling Lifeless).

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