Arkansas-set film Minari received one Academy Award during the 2021 Oscars ceremony.
Youn Yuh-jung received the Best Supporting Actress Award on Sunday, April 25. She portrayed Soonja, the grandmother character, in Minari.
Directed by past Arkansas resident Lee Isaac Chung, Minari tells the story of a Korean immigrant family that moves to Arkansas to start a farm. Youn Yu-jung’s character comes to Arkansas from South Korea to help care for Jacob and Monica Yi’s two children.
Minari received six total Oscar nominations, including ones for Best Picture, Best Director for Lee Isaac Chung, Best Actor for Steven Yeun, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Original Score for Emile Mosseri.
Youn Yuh-jung has received multiple accolades during the 2021 awards season. She picked up the Best Supporting Actress award from the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, the Austin Film Critics Association, the British Academy Film Awards, the Boston Society of Film Critics, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Online, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the National Board of Review.
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