Actor Youn Yuh-Jung was the first Korean to win the “Academy Awards” Best Supporting Actress Award. Youn Yuh-Jung received favorable reviews for her role as a Korean grandmother who lives with protagonists in the film <Minari>, directed by Lee Isaac Chung. Youn Yuh-Jung has already been awarded dozens of trophies at world-renowned awards ceremonies such as the British Academy Awards and being ranked first in the ‘Academy Awards Winner Prediction’ voted by movie fans and media.
Youn Yuh-Jung began her awards speech by jokingly greeting Brad Pitt, the founder of Plan B Entertainment, the production company of <Minari>, “Where were you when we were filming?” Afterward, she laughed at her as a joke about foreigners who often mispronounce her name. She expressed her feelings, “I can’t believe it’s going to appear on the ‘Oscar’ that I watched on TV.” She thanked director Lee Isaac Chung and the “Minari” family, respectively, and said that all the candidates, including Glenn Close, were winners in their respective works. She also left a story about the director Kim Ki-young, who directed her film debut, <Fire Woman>, “If he were here, we would have celebrated together.”
You can find the impression of the award below.