Minari, directed by Lee Isaac Chung, is about chasing the American dream. Starring Steven Yeun, Yuh-Jung Youn, Alan Kim, Han Ye-Ri and Noel Cho, it is about the experiences of an immigrant South Korean family in 1980s’ Arkansas. Minari received six nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards.
Directed by Lee Isaac Chung, Minari perfectly captures what it feels like to be a first-generation immigrant growing up in a country where your parents weren’t born. Yuh-Jung Youn became the first Korean woman in Oscar history to win best supporting actress. This was the first Oscar nomination for Yuh-Jung Youn. The award was presented by Brad Pitt. In her acceptance speech, she thanked her cast, crew and director for giving her the opportunity as well as her kids for letting her work.
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The nominees included Maria Bakalova for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy, Olivia Colman for The Father, Amanda Seyfried for Mank and Yuh-Jung Youn for Minari.