Best Supporting Actress Oscar for ‘Minari’ goes to South Korea’s Youn.
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – South Korean film icon Youn Yuh-jung won the best supporting actress Oscar on Sunday for her role as a spirited and unconventional grandmother in ‘Minari.”

73 old Youn is the first to win an Oscar and to get an Academy Award Nomination from South Korea.

Brad Pitt who was last year’s supporting actor winner announced Youn’s win onstage.

“Mr.Brad Pitt.” while stepping up to the microphone Youn said “Finally, nice to meet you.”

Youn received several trophies this year for her role in “Minari” before she became the front-runner for an Oscar. “Minari” is a tender story about a South Korean family that starts a farm in Arkansas.

The film focuses to some extent on the life story of director Lee Isaac Chung, Youn’s character. According to the film Youn has to travel so she can help care for her two grandchildren.

For decades Youn has been a sensation for Korean screens, mostly playing witty and thought-provoking characters.

Youn’s fellow supporting actress nominees goes to Maria Bakalova, Glenn Close, Olivia Colman and Amanda Seyfried.

“I don’t believe in competition,” Youn said. “I have just a little bit of luck , I think, maybe. I’m luckier than you.” Youn said these words acknowledging her fellow nominees.

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