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'Minari' Star Youn Yuh-jung Makes History as First Asian Woman to Win Best Supporting Actress at Oscars 2021 - Watch Her Speech!

'Minari' Star Youn Yuh-jung Makes History as First Asian Woman to Win Best Supporting Actress at Oscars 2021 - Watch Her Speech!

Youn Yuh-jung has made Oscars history!

The 73-year-old Minari actress became the first South Korean and Asian actress to win Best Supporting Actress at the awards show on Sunday (April 25).

Youn was presented with the award by Brad Pitt, and was a bit taken aback when she finally got to meet him!

“Finally! Nice to meet you, Brad Pitt,” Youn said while taking the stage. “I’m living in the other part of the world, I just watch the television. … I cannot believe I’m here. Let me pull myself together.”

Youn then went on to thank her “wonderful Minari family” while giving a special shout-out to “captain” Lee Isaac Chung, who directed the movie.

Youn then honored the fellow actresses she was nominated alongside of – Glenn Close, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Colman, and Maria Bakalova.

“We played a different role, so we cannot compete [with] each other,” Youn said. “Tonight I’m here as just … I have just a little bit [of] luck. I think maybe, I’m luckier than you.”

Congrats Youn!

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Photos: ABC, Getty Images
Posted to: 2021 Oscars, Oscars, Youn Yuh-jung

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