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"Minari" star Yuh-jung Youn becomes first Korean actress to win for best supporting role. Yuh-jung Youn won the coveted best supporting actress award for her role in "Minari" and became the first Korean actress to win in that category. During her speech, Youn spoke about how she would watch the...
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The 12 Most Charming Lines in Yuh-jung Youn’s Oscars Speech, Ranked

No matter what you thought of the COVID Oscars, there’s no denying that there were some pretty great acceptance speeches, from Daniel Kaluuya’s rollercoaster of a thank you to Thomas Vinterberg’s heartbreaking tribute to his late daughter. But taking the crown for most charming speech of the night is Youn Yuh-jung, who won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Minari. Here are the best parts of her speech, ranked.
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And the Best Oscars Acceptance Speech Goes to …

When she took the stage to accept the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress last night, Youn Yuh-jung claimed something else, too: her name. The South Korean actor said it clearly for everyone watching and then noted how often it is mispronounced. “Tonight, you are all forgiven,” Youn said cheekily—effectively pardoning Brad Pitt, who had made such a mistake when he announced her victory.
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South Korea's Youn wins best supporting actress Oscar for 'Minari'

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (Reuters) - South Korean film icon. Youn Yuh-jung won the best supporting actress Oscar on Sunday. for her role as a spirited and unconventional grandmother in. "Minari." Youn, 73, is the first South Korean actor to win an Oscar. and the first actor from that nation...
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Brad Pitt fights back tears during 'Minari' actress' Oscars acceptance speech

Brad Pitt appeared to tear up while watching actress Youn Yuh-jung accept her award at the 93rd Academy Awards. Pitt was on hand to present the award for the best supporting actress category. Yuh-jung ended up winning the award and making history as the first Korean actress to win an Oscar in that category for her role in the film "Minari." The movie sees her play tough and determined matriarch of an Asian family who leaves California to pursue their dream of owning a farm in Arkansas.
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‘Minari’ and me: What my friend’s Oscars journey taught me about being a critic

I’ve never been through a stranger awards season — and not just for the obvious reasons. Let me rewind about two years. One Saturday in June 2019, my wife, my daughter and I went to Echo Park Lake to have a picnic with a few friends. It was as perfect a day as we’ve ever spent in Los Angeles: We splashed around in pedal boats and gorged ourselves on banh mi and ice cream. And sometime that afternoon, my filmmaker friend Isaac — back in town with his family after having spent eight months teaching in Incheon, South Korea — quietly dropped the news that he was headed to Oklahoma to direct his first narrative feature in eight years. And unlike the others, this one would be inspired by his own ’80s Arkansas childhood. And, oh yeah, Plan B and A24 were involved. Steven Yeun would be playing his dad.
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'Minari': Part of a wave of 2nd-generation storytelling about what it means to participate in America

At the 93rd Academy Awards on April 25, Yuh-Jung Youn became the first Korean woman and the second Asian woman since 1957 to win an Oscar for best supporting actress for her work in Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari. Minari tells Chung’s semi-autobiographical story of growing up as the child of a Korean immigrant farmer and the family’s 1980s Arkansas dream. Culture writer David Sims wrote the film has a “brilliant specificity” that has “volumes to say about the wonders and frustrations of building an independent existence in America” and challenges more stereotypical “cliches of immigrant parents and their...
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An Inside Look at How Minari’s Yeri Han Got Ready for the Oscars

Last night at the 2021 Oscars, the cast of the tender family drama Minari celebrated nominations for six major awards, including Best Picture. For the big night, star Yeri Han flew overseas from South Korea to Los Angeles to attend the ceremony. "I’m so happy to see everyone!" Han said last night of reuniting with Minari's ensemble. "It’s been a long time and it’s wonderful that the Minari team is invited to such a big event. Even if we don’t hear much good news today, just the fact that our Minari team is here to gather makes me so happy."
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“Minari” Star Alan S. Kim Talks BTS, Teenagers, and Oscars 2021

A few things to know about Minari star Alan S. Kim. He was just seven years old when he won his first movie role. That, of course, was his scene-stealing portrayal of David in Lee Isaac Chung’s beautifully-nuanced and semi-autobiographical Oscar-nominated film. Both he and David were born in the United States and spoke Korean as their first language. Unlike David — who lived in shorts and cowboy boots and sported floppy bangs — Alan is a bit of a fashionista. This is fitting, given his modeling roots (Pottery Barn Kids).
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Nomadland, Minari, other Oscars 2021 Best Picture movies: Where, how to watch each film nominated at home now

In a year unlike any other for cinema, movie-lovers have been forced to stay at home with theaters across the country closed, or at limited capacity due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Due to the obstacles created by COVID-19, many of the film studios have released their top films directly to the consumer on a variety of streaming platforms leading up to this year’s Oscars.
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'Minari' is set in Arkansas, but was filmed in northeastern Oklahoma

LINCOLN, Ark. — The film "Minari" was set in Northwest Arkansas, but was filmed in northeastern Oklahoma. "Minari" tells of director Lee Isaac Chung's experience as an Asian American living on his family farm in Lincoln, Arkansas. It has been nominated for six Academy Awards. Although it is based in...
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