If you haven’t seen the wonderfully painful film ‘Minari,’ a film depicting the hardships of being an immigrant chasing the American dream in the USA.
Directed by Lee Isaac Chung and featuring Steven Yeun, an actor known for his major long-term role in the 12-year long hit series “The Walking Dead” on FOX, as the main lead, ‘Minari’ portrays a one-of-a-kind story and has marked a lot of firsts for the people involved in the production. Minari had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2020, winning two awards from the beginning. Soon after, both Steven Yeun and supporting-role Yuh-Jung Youn were both nominated for an Oscar award due to their superb acting skills. In the end, Yuh-Jung Youn came out on top with her nomination evolving into victory!
On the night of April 26th, 2021, Yuh-Jung Youn made history as being the first Korean actress to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Not only was her history-making moment moving for all witnessing her achievements but her award speech was also a splendid addition to the awe-inspiring atmosphere that night.
Not only was Yuh-Jung Youn’s speech comically charming (and making anyone watching want to hug her to heaven and back!) she also shared inspiring words that promoted equality, empowerment, and pride in the hearts of not only Koreans but all the viewers of the world. Watch the touching speech below!
Without a doubt, ‘Minari’ not only captivated viewers with its humble and realistic story, Yuh-Jung Youn did the same as she modestly accepted the award but insisted everyone was a winner that night! What did you think of her outstanding performance, victory, and speech? Share your thoughts down below.