Minari grandmother Youn Yuh-jung flirts with Brad Pitt after Oscar win

Minari grandmother Youn Yuh-jung flirts with Brad Pitt after beating out Glenn Close and winning Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

  • Youn Yuh-jung became the first ever Korean to win an Oscar acting award on Sunday at the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles 
  • The 73-year-old South Korean actress was presented the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress by Pitt, 57, for her role in Minari 
  • ‘Oh, Mr. Pitt, finally it’s nice to meet you. …Where were you while we were filming in Tulsa?’ Youn said at the start of her acceptance speech as Pitt stood offstage 
  • A24 financed Minari with Pitt’s production company Plan B also producing 
  • Youn beat out an impressive field that included: Maria Bakalova for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy, Olivia Colman for The Father, and Amanda Seyfried for Mank 
  • ‘How can I win over Glenn Close? I’ve been watching her for so many performances,’ said Youn 
  • Pitt clapped offstage showing off his ponytail and then escorted Youn backstage where he handed her the envelope naming her the winner 

Youn Yuh-jung after becoming the first ever Korean to win an Oscar acting award on Sunday flirted with presenter Brad Pitt at the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

The 73-year-old South Korean actress was presented the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress by Pitt, 57, for her role in Minari.

‘Oh, Mr. Pitt, finally it’s nice to meet you. …Where were you while we were filming in Tulsa?’ Youn said at the start of her acceptance speech as Pitt stood offstage. 

Fun speech: Youn Yuh-jung after becoming the first ever Korean to win an Oscar acting award on Sunday flirted with presenter Brad Pitt at the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles

‘Still nice to meet you,’ Youn added while Pitt smiled at her from the sideline.

A24 financed Minari with Pitt’s production company Plan B also producing.

Youn beat out an impressive field that included: Maria Bakalova for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy, Olivia Colman for The Father, and Amanda Seyfried for Mank.

She told her fellow nominees during her acceptance speech that they were all winners.

Oscar presenter: The 73-year-old South Korean actress was presented the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress by Pitt, 57, for her role in Minari

Nice meeting: ‘Oh, Mr. Pitt, finally it’s nice to meet you. …Where were you while we were filming in Tulsa?’ Youn said at the start of her acceptance speech as Pitt stood offstage

Socially distanced: ‘Still nice to meet you,’ Youn added while Pitt smiled at her from the sideline during the awards ceremony at Union Station held during the coronavirus pandemic

Production partner: A24 financed Minari with Pitt’s production company Plan B also producing

‘How can I win over Glenn Close? I’ve been watching her for so many performances,’ said Youn, who added they played different roles and could not compete with each other.

‘Tonight I’m here, it’s just I have just a little bit of luck maybe. I am luckier than you,’ Youn said drawing laughter from the audience.

She also thanked her two boys ‘who make me go out and work’ and dedicated her award to her late first director Kim Ki-young who died in 1998 at age 78.

Impressive field: Youn beat out an impressive field that included: Maria Bakalova for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy, Olivia Colman for The Father, and Amanda Seyfried for Mank

All winners: ‘How can I win over Glenn Close? I’ve been watching her for so many performances,’ said Youn, who added they played different roles and could not compete with each other

Fellow nominee: Maria Bakalova was nominated for her stellar work in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Pitt clapped offstage showing off his ponytail and then escorted Youn backstage where he handed her the envelope naming her the winner.

A Korean actor had never been previously nominated for an Academy Award and only one Asian had previously won Best Supporting Actress as Japanese-American actress Miyoshi Umeki won for Sayonara in 1957

Minari follows a family of South Korean immigrants who try to make it in the rural United States during the 1980s.

Little luck: ‘Tonight I’m here, it’s just I have just a little bit of luck maybe. I am luckier than you,’ Youn said drawing laughter from the audience

Cool ponytail: Pitt showed off his ponytail while escorting Youn backstage

The envelope: Youn was given the envelope naming her the winner by Pitt

93RD ACADEMY AWARDS WINNERS

Best Picture

The Father

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

Minari

Nomadland – WINNER

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Picture: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is one of the eight films nominated

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Andra Day – The United States vs Billie Holiday

Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand – Nomadland – WINNER

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman – The Father

Amanda Seyfried – Mank

Youn Yuh-jung – Minari – WINNER

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Olivia Colman is up for her role in The Father

Best Music (Original Score)

Da 5 Bloods

Mank

Minari

News of the World

Soul – WINNER

 

Best Animated Short Film

Burrow

Genius Loci

If Anything Happens I Love You – WINNER

Opera

Yes-People

 

Best Live Action Short Film

Feeling Through

The Letter Room

The Present

Two Distant Strangers

White Eye

 

Best International Feature Film

Another Round – WINNER

Better Days

Collective

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best Sound: Greyhound – a war film starring Tom Hanks – is up for the gong 

Best Sound

Greyhound

Mank

News of the World

Soul

Sound of Metal  – WINNER

 

Best Cinematography

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank – WINNER

News of the World

Nomadland

The Trial of the Chicago 7  

 

Best Music (Original Song)

H.E.R. – Fight for You – Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER

Hear My Voice – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Husavik – Eurovision Song Contest

Io Si (Seen) – The Life Ahead

Speak Now – One Night in Miami…

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is vying for the award

 Best Director  

Thomas Vinterberg – Another Round

David Fincher – Mank

Lee Isaac Chung – Minari

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland – WINNER

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal 

 Anthony Hopkins – The Father – WINNER

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom 

Gary Oldman – Mank

Steven Yeun – Minari 

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER

Leslie Odom, Jr. – One Night in Miami…

Paul Raci – Sound of Metal

Lakeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah

 

Best Animated Feature Film

Onward

Over the Moon

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Soul – WINNER

Wolfwalkers

Best Animated Feature Film:  A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is nominated

Best Costume Design

Emma

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER

Mank

Mulan

Pinnochio

 

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

The Father – WINNER

Nomadland

One Night in Miami…

The White Tiger

 

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman – WINNER

Shaka King and Will Berson – Judas and the Black Messiah

Lee Isaac Chung – Minari

Darius Marder and Abraham Marder – Sound of Metal

 Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

 

Best Documentary Feature

Collective

Crip Camp

The Mole Agent

My Octopus Teacher – WINNER

Time

Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Judas and the Black Messiah is up for the gong

Best Documentary Short Subject

Colette – WINNER

A Concerto Is a Conversation

Do Not Split

Hunger Ward

A Love Song for Latasha

 

Best Film Editing

The Father

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal – WINNER

The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

Best Production Design

The Father

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank – WINNER

News of the World

Tenet

 

Best Visual Effects

Love and Monsters

The Midnight Sky

Mulan

The One and Only Ivan

Tenet – WINNER

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Emma

Hillbilly Elegy

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER

Mank

Pinocchio

 

 

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