Youn Yuh Jung 'Minari' Cries When Crowned As The First Korean Actress To Win An Oscar
Youn Yuh Jung (Photo: Twitter)

JAKARTA - Youn Yuh-Jung became the first Korean actress to win a nomination and is now making the same history as the Best Supporting Actress award in the film Minari.

Attending the show in person, the veteran actress tearfully thanked Brad Pitt as the nominee reader, Academy members and Minari director Lee Isaac Chung.

She also talked about the nominees in the same category. "I don't believe in competition. We are winners for different films, we play different roles so we are not competing with each other. Tonight, I'm here because I have a little luck. I think I am luckier than you".

Youn Yuh Jung became the second Asian actress to win an Oscar after Miyoshi Umeki who won the same nomination at the 1958 Oscar.

In addition, Minari also competed for six other nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.


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