‘Minari’ star Yuh-Jung Youn says candy speech at Oscars 2021

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Yuh-Jung Youn wasn’t simply mesmerized by the golden Oscars statue she gained for supporting actress for her efficiency as a free-spirited grandmother in “Minari.” Whereas accepting her Academy Award Sunday evening, all that was on the famend Korean actress’ thoughts was … Brad Pitt.

“Mr. Brad Pitt, lastly,” Youn mentioned, turning towards Pitt, who offered her the Oscar. “Good to satisfy you. The place have been you after we have been filming in particular person? It’s an honor to satisfy you.”

Pitt is the proprietor of Plan B Leisure, the manufacturing firm behind “Minari.”

Youn, who’s the primary Korean performer and second actress of Asian descent to win an Oscar for a supporting function, additionally graciously identified the mispronunciations of her identify.

“As you already know, I’m from Korea. And truly, my identify is Yuh-Jung Youn, and most of European individuals name me Yo Yo, and a few of them name me You-jung, however tonight you’re all forgiven,” Youn mentioned.

Youn additionally thanked the forged and crew of “Minari,” together with director Lee Isaac Chung. “We turned a household, and most of all, above all, Lee Isaac Chung,” Youn mentioned. “With out him, I couldn’t be right here. He was our captain, and my director.”

At a backstage digital information convention, Youn acknowledged the significance of numerous storytelling.

“It’s about time. I believe it’s very good to grasp one another, and we should always embrace one another, as a result of with out figuring out, individuals are categorized like Black, white, yellow, brown, one thing like that,” Youn mentioned.

“That’s not good to divide like that. If we put all colours collectively, it makes it extra prettier,” she added. “Even rainbow has seven colours. Shade doesn’t matter, gender doesn’t matter. I don’t prefer to divide like this: girl or Black and white or brown and yellow, homosexual or straight — I don’t need these sorts of issues. We’re equal human beings. It’s a chance for us to share in tales collectively.”

Twitter celebrated Youn’s historic win and praised her speech.

“Youn Yuh-jung simply modified the vitality of all the present. Hers was my favourite efficiency of the 12 months, and now my favourite speech of the evening,” one user wrote.

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Occasions employees writers Yvonne Villarreal and Jen Yamato contributed to this report.

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