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Hopes Are High For ‘Minari’ Actress Youn Yuh Jung’s Oscar Win

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Apr 26, 2021 04:26 AM EDT
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On April 23rd, three days prior to the 93rd Academy Awards, South Korean veteran actress Youn Yuh Jung bagged another "Best Supporting Actress" award during the 36th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards. 

Aside from this recent win, Youn Yuh Jung has also collected over 30 trophies leading to the Oscars. Today, hopes are high for the 73-year-old actress to win an Oscar for her astounding role in "Minari."

All eyes are on veteran actress Youn Yuh Jung as an Oscar win today for the best supporting role will make her the very first South Korean to be able to snatch an acting award and the second Asian to do so.

The veteran actress is considered an Oscar favorite to win the award. The high hopes for Youn Yuh Jung's Academy Awards win is also due to her winning the best supporting role award from two awards ceremony that is considered the leading precursors to the Oscars, these are from the US Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

For the 93rd Academy Awards' "Best Supporting Actress" award, the "Minari" actress up against Amanda Seyfried from "Mank," Olivia Colman from "The Father," Maria Bakalova from "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," and Glenn Close from "Hillbilly Elegy."

Youn Yuh Jung plays the role of Soon Ja, the grandmother in a family who moved to Arkansas to build a new life. "Minari" is directed by Korean-American director Lee Isaac Chung. Aside from the "Best Supporting Actress" nomination for Youn Yuh Jung, the movie "Minari" also received five other Oscar nominations including, "Best Picture," "Best Director," "Best Original Screenplay," "Best Actor," and "Best Score."

Will Youn Yuh Jung bag the Oscars for "Best Supporting Role"? What do you think? Stay tuned for more updates regarding the results from the 93rd Academy Awards!

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