Yuh-Jung Youn has become the first Korean actor to win an Academy Award. She claimed the Oscar for best supporting actress Sunday night for her performance in "Minari" as a grandmother who moves from South Korea to live with her daughter's farming family in Arkansas. It was the first Oscar nomination in a career that spans five decades for the 73-year-old Youn, long a star in South Korea. She seemed starstruck herself by Brad Pitt, who presented the award. "Mr. Brad Pitt, finally, nice to meet you!" she said. She said many throughout the world have badly botched the pronunciation of her name, but "tonight you are all forgiven." Yuh-Jung Youn: "I've had a long career built step by step. Nothing happened bam, like this, and this award is so very happy to get. In our field we're comparing different movies so I'm just lucky tonight. And maybe some American hospitality!"— OscarInterviews (@OscarInterviews) April 26, 2021 Last year the South Korean film "Parasite" won best picture and best director, but none of its actors were nominated for Oscars. Youn beat out fellow nominees Olivia Colman, Amanda Seyfried and Maria Bakalova and Glenn Close, who has now been nominated for eight… Read full this story
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