South Korea’s Youn wins best supporting actress Oscar for ‘Minari’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -South Korean film icon Youn Yuh-jung won the best supporting actress Oscar on Sunday for her role as a spirited and unconventional grandmother in “Minari.”

Youn, 73, is the first South Korean actor to win an Oscar and the first actor from that country ever to clinch an Academy Award nomination.

Youn’s win was announced onstage by Brad Pitt, last year’s supporting actor winner.

“Mr. Brad Pitt,” Youn said to Pitt as she stepped up to the microphone.

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