Oscars 2021: Yuh-Jung Youn First Ever Korean Actor to Win an Oscar!
History is definitely in the making as Yuh-Jung Youn claimed the Oscar for best supporting actress Sunday night!
The actor's first Oscar nomination in her career that spans five decades! The Oscar was awarded from her performance in "Minari" as a grandmother who moves from South Korea to live with her daughter's farming family in Arkansas. The award was presented by Brad Pitt, and his production company, Plan B Entertainment, was behind the movie Minari.
"Mr. Brad Pitt, finally, nice to meet you! Where were you when we were filming in Tulsa? It's an honor to meet you!" she said as she was starstruck!
Minari is also nominated for six Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director (Lee Isaac Chung); Steven Yeun (Best Actor); Best Supporting Actress (Yuh-Jung Youn); Writing (Best Original Screenplay); Music (Original Score).
"I'm glad for this moment," Yeun said in an interview on the red carpet before the Academy Awards ceremony. "I'm very grateful and thankful that we get a spotlight shown on our film. I hope it finds people -- I hope it finds and connects with them. It's about family and it's about all of us."
You can watch Yuh-Jung Youn's hilarious Oscars speech in the video above! Congratulations!