After SAG and BAFTA awards win, the “Minari” actor Youn Yuh Jung, 73-year-old, again sets another historic winning. On April 26, KST, Youn Yuh Jung set a record as the first Korean actress who won 93rd Academy Awards – Oscars 2021 for Best Supporting Actress winner. Here are some facts about the Academy Awards winner Youn Yuh Jung, her outstanding achievements, hilarious and heartfelt acceptance speech, meeting Brad Pitt, and more.
8 Facts About 93rd Academy Awards – Oscars 2021 Winner Youn Yuh Jung
1. The first Korean actress to win Oscar Award, the second in history.
Minari” actor Youn Yuh Jung wins Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress, first-ever Korean actor to win Oscars! She became the second Asian actress in history after Miyoshi Umeki in 1958 in the movie Sayonara (1957).
2. Youn Yuh Jung wins over other amazing actresses.
The Academy Award winner Youn Yuh Jung was nominated in Actress in Supporting Role with four other amazing actresses Glenn Close, Olivia Colman, Maria Bakalova, and Amanda Seyfried.
3. The first Oscars winner who performed in the Korean language.
Minari movie is Youn Yuh Jung’s first American film debut. As a foul-mouthed grandmother Soonja in Minari, she mostly speaks in the Korean language. She is the first Asian actress who won the award by acting in her native language and the sixth in a non-English language.
4. Youn Yuh Jung & Brad Pitt first meeting.
Brad Pitt’s company “Plan B” produced “Minari” movie. At the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, he happened to be the one who reads the Actress in Supporting Role nominees and winner. It was the first time that Youn Yuh Jung met Brad Pitt.
Yuh Jung Youn beginning her Oscar speech by shooting her shot with Brad Pitt. She really is the gift that keeps on giving pic.twitter.com/lKNoZkectr— Liv Marks (@OliviaLilyMarks) April 26, 2021
5. Youn Yuh Jung – 93rd Academy Award Winner, gives memorable acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress in Oscars 2021.
Minari actor Youn Yuh Jung gave a memorable acceptance speech. She conveyed her gratitude to the people that have supported her and her career. She also shared a heartfelt message to other nominators in humble ways and witty humor that managed everyone to laugh.
6. Many Koreans watch Youn Yuh Jung wins on 93rd Academy Awards – Oscars 2021 in public space.
Many people in South Korea witnessed Youn Yuh Jung’s acceptance speech as the Best Supporting Actress in 93rd Academy Award and the first Korean actress to win Oscars in 2021.
Waiting room of Seoul Station in Yongsan-gu, Seoul this morning. The citizens are watching Youn Yuh Jung / Yuh-Jung Youn who won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 93rd Academy Awards 🥲 #Oscars #YounYuhJung pic.twitter.com/IV6jZQPiL9— -putri- 🍒 (@moonfairyliebe) April 26, 2021
7. From President Moon Jae In to celebrities congratulated Youn Yuh Jung.
Though a letter, President Moon Jae In congratulated Youn Yuh Jung for her tremendous achievement. Moreover, many celebrities congratulated her through their SNS, like Lee Byung Hun, Claudia Kim, Park Seo Jun, Jung Yu Mi, Choi Woo Shik, and more.
배우 윤여정 님의— 문재인 (@moonriver365) April 26, 2021
아카데미 여우조연상 수상을
국민과 함께 축하합니다. pic.twitter.com/IkqWIL0SRj
8. Film Independent Spirit Awards Winner for Best Supporting Actress
On April 23, Youn Yuh Jung was also awarded Best Supporting Actress from Spirit Awards by Film Independent.
Congratulation to the remarkable Youn Yuh Jung for her historic Academy Award win for Best Supporting Actress!
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