On April 4, 2021, at the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards presented by SAG-AFTRA, Korean actress Youn Yuh Jung got the recognition she deserves for her role in the movie Minari with the “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role” award.

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Actress Youn Yuh Jung in “Minari.” | Minari

Though worried about her English, Youn Yuh Jung thanked SAG-AFTRA for the recognition and the award in a pleasantly surprised speech.

I don’t know how to describe my feelings, I’m being recognized by Westerners. Oh, it is very, very honored. Especially by my actor fellow, choose me as a supporting actress. I don’t know. Am I saying right? My English is not good? I’m very pleased and happy. And thanks to SAG-AFTRA. I’m sorry, everything is not familiar. Thank you so much. Thank you, Olivia, and Glenn Close, Maria [Bakalova], and everybody. Thank you.

— Youn Yuh Jung

Minari is the story of a Korean family that starts a farm in 1980s Arkansas. Youn Yuh Jung plays the eccentric grandmother Soon Ja in the film and was recently nominated for the “Best Supporting Actress” award by The Academy.

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The director and cast of “Minari.” | Washington Times

Watch her acceptance speech here.