Brad Pitt fan and Oscar-winner Yuh-jung Youn has been a bright light of award season

“Mr. Brad Pitt, finally. It’s nice to meet you,” she stated to crowd laughs after existing the award for finest supporting starlet by Pitt, in 2015’s winner for finest supporting star. “Where were you while we were filming? It’s an honor to meet you.”

Youn, who won for her function in “Minari,” chalked up her response backstage to being star-struck. She’s been a long time fan, she stated, and “maybe I blacked out a couple of seconds.”

A Korean icon long prior to American audiences were discussing “Minari,” Youn’s unfiltered views have, given that the movie’s increase started months earlier, been a rejuvenating option to the over-trained reactions typically seen throughout award season.

For example, there was her BAFTA’s speech, in which she thanked the ballot body by stating, “Every award is meaningful, but this one, especially [to be] recognized by British people, known as very snobbish people, and they approve me as a good actor. ”
Or, when speaking with the blog site run by “Minari” production business A24, she boasted about her love of free time.

“Staying in my bed the whole day is my pleasure and my hobby,” she stated. “I like to watch TV or just doze, not thinking about anything — it’s whatever I want to do. I’m sorry to say that I’m really enjoying quarantine, because I can rest. I don’t have to see anybody. I can just stay home 24 hours a day and stay in bed, my favorite place.

Much like her character in “Minari,” a lovingly quirky grandmother, there’s been so much to appreciate about Youn’s honesty and good humor and the sense of connection it brought to an award season defined largely by a sense of disconnection.

In a year where little felt the same, it was a small, charming and familiar pleasure to revel in watching someone enjoying the crazy ride of awards success — one we hope continues for Youn for years to come.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.