Brad Pitt fan and Oscar-winner Yuh-jung Youn has been a bright light of award season
April 26, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Brad Pitt, right, poses with Yuh-Jung Youn, winner of the award for best actress in a supporting role for "Minari," in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, Pool)
One of the most "stars are just like us" moments at Sunday's Academy Awards happened while Yuh-jung Youn was on stage becoming a winner among them.
(CNN)One of the most "stars are just like us" moments at Sunday's Academy Awards happened while Yuh-jung Youn was on stage becoming a winner among them.
It's nice to meet you," she said to crowd laughs after being presented the award for best supporting actress by Pitt, last year's winner for best supporting actor.
A Korean icon long before American audiences were talking about "Minari," Youn's unfiltered views have, since the film's rise began months ago, been a refreshing alternative to the over-trained responses usually seen during award season.
"Staying in my bed the whole day is my pleasure and my hobby," she said.
Much like her character in "Minari," a lovingly quirky grandmother, there's been so much to appreciate about Youn's honesty and good humor and the sense of connection it brought to an award season defined largely by a sense of disconnection.
In a year where little felt the same, it was a small, charming and familiar pleasure to revel in watching someone enjoying the crazy ride of awards success -- one we hope continues for Youn for years to come.