Minari’s Yuh-jung Youn becomes first Korean to win acting Oscar

Throughout her approval speech, Youn discussed how she would enjoy the Oscars back house in South Korea, where she’s long been a movie star, which it was a surreal experience to be at the event.

“Me, being here by myself, I cannot believe I’m here … let me pull myself together,” she stated, prior to thanking the Academy.

“Minari” has to do with a household from South Korea who relocate to Arkansas to begin a brand-new life. It winds up being more difficult than anticipated, so their grandma, played by Youn, pertains to live with them.

The movie, in addition to Youn, have actually gotten important honor throughout awards season, with Youn winning a Screen Casts Guild Award and a BAFTA prior to her Oscar win.

Yuh-jung Youn and Brad Pitt in the press room at the Academy Awards. (Photo by Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images)

She discussed how regularly her name has actually been mispronounced throughout her journeys and stated, “tonight you are all forgiven.”

Youn likewise acknowledged her fellow candidates in the classification, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Colman, Maria Bakalova and Glenn Close, who Youn stated she has long appreciated.

“I don’t believe in competition,” Youn stated.

Amongst her lots of captivating minutes on phase, Youn, who existed the award by Brad Pitt, gushed a bit about their encounter.

“Mr. Brad Pitt, finally, nice to meet you!” she joked.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.