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Posted by Yaki-Jones Sunday, April 11, 2021

Actress Yoon Yeo Jung wins BAFTA awards for best supporting actress

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Veteran actress Yoon Yeo Jung (74) officially became the first-ever Korean actress to win the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 'BAFTA' awards.

On April 11th, Yoon Yeo Jung took home the award for best supporting actress for her role in the film 'Minari' at the 74th BAFTA. The veteran actress played grandmother Soonja in 'Minari', written and directed by Korean-American director Lee Isaac Chung, which tells the story of a Korean immigrant family settling in rural Arkansas.

Yoon Yeo Jung also had viewers laughing out loud with her witty acceptance speech. In her speech, she said, "Thank you so much for this award. Every award is meaningful, but this one, especially being recognized by British people, known as very snobbish people, and they approve of me as a good actress, so I'm very privileged and happy. Thank you so much to the voters who voted for me and thank you very much, BAFTA." 

Actress Yoon Yeo Jung has been also nominated for best supporting actress at the 'Academy Awards' for her performance in 'Minari'. In addition, 'Minari' has been nominated for: Best Director, Best Actor (Steven Yeun), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Original Score.

Do you think she could also win the race for best supporting actress at Oscar?

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beepingmoon
beepingmoon244 pts Sunday, April 11, 2021 1
Sunday, April 11, 2021

Lol. When she called us snobbish 🤣 Also her English is on point, never heard her speak English before. But congrats to her. Not really one for award shows personally but it’s always nice to see when it makes them happy. 😊

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Sarangjonghyun1,040 pts Monday, April 12, 2021 0
Monday, April 12, 2021

I saw the moment they announced that she was the winner ! I couldnt have been any happier she deserved to win ! She is a really great actress that Ive followed for quite some time now

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