Ms. Youn is the first Asian woman to win the best supporting actress Oscar since 1957. But it’s her life story — as well her characters — that made her award resonate among Koreans.
In between a cinematic entrance and a letdown of an ending, there were breakthroughs, heartbreaks and a wolf howl. It was a strange night.
Meanwhile, Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”) and Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”) won lead acting trophies.
From a pajama-clad Jodie Foster to the teary “Minari” child star Alan S. Kim, they managed to make their acceptance speeches work from home.
Plenty of Academy Awards history could be made at this year’s ceremony, especially if the SAG Award winners repeat. Here are some records that could fall.
Daniel Kaluuya and Yuh-Jung Youn took supporting actor honors. On the TV side, “The Crown” and “Schitt’s Creek” won top honors.
The veteran Korean star Yuh-Jung Youn has had a thriving career for five decades — all because of a choice she made when she failed her college entrance exam.
Though other acting categories appear sewn up, the supporting-actress race is still deliciously chaotic.