Youn Yuh-jung, winner of best actress in a supporting role for Minari, poses in the press room at the 93rd annual Academy Awards ceremony at Union Station in Los Angeles – where her unguarded interview touched hearts around the world. Photo: EPA-EFE
Youn Yuh-jung, winner of best actress in a supporting role for Minari, poses in the press room at the 93rd annual Academy Awards ceremony at Union Station in Los Angeles – where her unguarded interview touched hearts around the world. Photo: EPA-EFE

How Youn Yuh-jung’s Oscars acceptance speech stole the show: the first Korean to win an Academy Award, for Minari, won over the world with her grace and honesty

  • The 73-year-old Korean actress made history when she claimed best supporting actress for Minari, starring alongside Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri and Will Patton
  • Her Oscars 2021 acceptance speech was a delightfully unguarded moment, poking fun at producer Brad Pitt, and her press room interviews just got better

Youn Yuh-jung, winner of best actress in a supporting role for Minari, poses in the press room at the 93rd annual Academy Awards ceremony at Union Station in Los Angeles – where her unguarded interview touched hearts around the world. Photo: EPA-EFE
Youn Yuh-jung, winner of best actress in a supporting role for Minari, poses in the press room at the 93rd annual Academy Awards ceremony at Union Station in Los Angeles – where her unguarded interview touched hearts around the world. Photo: EPA-EFE
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