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.

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

Watch her acceptance speech here.