Oscars 2021: Yuh-Jung Youn of Minari makes history as the first Korean actor to win the award

Minari actress Yuh-Jung Youn wins the Best Actress in a Supporting Role and makes history for becoming the first Korean actor to have won the Oscars
Written By Saumya Bansal | Updated: April 26, 2021 09:57 IST
Oscars 2021: Yuh-Jung Youn of Minari makes history as the first Korean actor to win the award

The night for awarding some of the best films of the year has arrived. The 93rd Academy Awards has became the only recent awards to be held in person amid the coronavirus pandemic. One of the many big winners of the night, Yuh-Jung Youn has won the award for the Best Actress in a supporting role for her film Minari. As Brad Pitt announced her the golden trophy, she quipped, "Ah, glad to finally meet you."

 
In her winning speech, Youn started off as, “I cannot believe I’m here. OK. Let me pull myself together." She thanked all the fellow nominees along with her whole team of Minari. Adding further, “As you know, I’m from Korea. Actually, my name is Yuh-Jung Youn. Most European people call me Yuh Youn and some of them call me Yuh-Jung. But tonight, you are all forgiven."
 
“I don’t believe in competition. How can I win over Glenn Close? I’ve been watching her [in] so many performances. All the nominees, five nominees, we were the winner for different movies. We played different roles — so we cannot compete against each other. Tonight, I’m here, 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," she said. Last year, Korean film Parasite had made history for becoming the first Korean film to have the Oscars for the Best Film




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