Youn Yuh Jung unang Korean actress na wagi sa Oscar
Gumawa ng history ang South Korean veteran actress na si Youn Yuh Jung.
Sa ginanap na 93rd Academy Awards sa Los Angeles Union Station and Dolby Theater ng April 25 ng gabi (U.S. local time), si Youn Yuh Jung ang hinirang na Best Supporting Actress para sa pelikulang “Minari.” Siya rin ang kauna-unahang Koreang actress na nanalo sa Oscar.
Tinalo niya sina Maria Bakalova (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”), Glenn Close (“Hillbilly Elegy”), Olivia Colman (“The Father”), and Amanda Seyfried (“Mank”).
Ang nag-present pa ng award ni Youn Yuh Jung ay ang Hollywood actor na si Brad Pitt na isa sa executive producer din ng movie.
Sinimulan ng actress ang kanyang speech sa paghirit ng biro kay Brad Pitt. Nasaan daw ba ito habang nagsu-shooting sila ng movie sa Tulsa? Sinabi rin niya na honored siyang makilala na ito. May mga lumabas din na picture at video na pagkatapos matanggap ng actress ang kanyang trophy, magkasama sila ni Brad na nag-picture sa backstage.
Sa speech niya in english, “As you know, I’m from Korea. Actually, my name is Yuh Jung Youn. Most European people call me Yuh Yung, and some of them call me Yoo Jung. But tonight, you are all forgiven. Usually, when I’m living in the other part of the world, I just watch the television. It is the Oscars. But even on the television, just watching, like a television program for us. But me being here by myself, I cannot believe I’m here.”
Makikita naman sa screen na masaya at tumatawa ang mga nasa venue sa speech ng actress.
“Tremendous thanks to the Academy members who voted for me. Next in the speech they usually say, thank you for the wonderful ‘Minari’ family. Steven, Isaac, Ye Ri, Noel, Alan. We became a family. Above all, Lee Isaac Chung, without him, I couldn’t be here tonight. He was our captain and my director. So tremendous thanks to you.
“See, I don’t believe in competition. How can I win over Glenn Close? I’ve been watching so many of her performances. All the nominees, five nominees, we are the winners for the different movies. We played different roles, so we cannot compete with each other. Tonight, I’m here because I have just a little bit of luck. Maybe I’m luckier than you. Also maybe, it’s American hospitality for the Korean actor? I’m not sure, but anyway, thank you so much.
“I’d like to thank my two boys who make me go out and work. So this is the result. Because mommy worked so hard. And I’d like to dedicate this award for my first director Kim Ki Young who was a genius director that I made a movie together with. My first movie. I think he would be very happy if he was still alive. Thank you very much. Tremendous thank you to everybody.”
Si Youn Yuh Jung ay 55 na taon na sa industriya. Nag-debut siya noong 1966 at isa sa well-respected and awarded actress ng South Korea. Ang latest drama niya na ipapalabas ngayong taon ay ang Pachinko sa Apple TV.
Ang Minari ay sa direksiyon ni Lee Issac Chung.Base ito sa real-life story ng South Korean family na nag-migrate sa Rural America noong 1980.
Bago pa ang Academy Awards, iba’t-ibang International award giving body na rin ang nagbigay ng rekognisyon sa pelikula at kay Youn Yuh Jung. Pero sa Oscars, bukod sa Best Supporting Actress, nakakuha rin ang Minari ng lima pang nominasyon. Ang Best Picture, Steven Yeun for Best Actor, Lee Isaac Chung for Best Director, Lee Isaac Chung for Best Original Screenplay at Emile Mosseri for Best Original Score.