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Youn Yuh-jung’s Untraditional Granny in ‘Minari’ Catches Hearts of American People

Youn Yuh-jung’s Untraditional Granny in ‘Minari’ Catches Hearts of American People

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Youn Yuh-jung won the hearts of Hollywood with her iconic, lovely and foulmouthed grandmother Soon-ja in “Minari,” which follows a Korean immigrant family who starts a new life in rural Arkansas in the 1980s. The movie, directed and written by Korean American Lee Isaac Chung based on his upbringing [...]

Youn Yuh-jung from ‘Minari’ Predicted to Win Best Supporting Actress in 2021 Oscars: Poll

Youn Yuh-jung from ‘Minari’ Predicted to Win Best Supporting Actress in 2021 Oscars: Poll

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean screen veteran Youn Yuh-jung has risen to become a safe front-runner in the race for the 2021 Oscars’ best supporting actress for her role in the immigration film “Minari,” a poll by an American awards prediction website showed Wednesday. As of 10 a.m., the 74-year-old actress garnered [...]

Han Yeri from ‘Minari’ Signs with U.S. Management Agency

Han Yeri from ‘Minari’ Signs with U.S. Management Agency

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean actress Han Yeri, who played a skeptical yet caring mother in the award-winning film “Minari,” has signed with a Hollywood management agency for representation in the United States, her Korean agency said Friday. Han has signed a management contract with Echo Lake Entertainment, Saram Entertainment said. Echo [...]

‘Minari’ Earns Six Oscar Nominations, Including Best Supporting Actress for Youn Yuh-jung

‘Minari’ Earns Six Oscar Nominations, Including Best Supporting Actress for Youn Yuh-jung

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — “Minari,” the drama film about a KoreanAmerican immigrant family, on Monday earned six nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards, including best picture and best supporting actress for South Korean Youn Yuh-jung. In the final list of nominees unveiled by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for this [...]

‘Minari’ Earns 6 Nominations at British Academy Film Awards

‘Minari’ Earns 6 Nominations at British Academy Film Awards

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — “Minari,” a drama film about a Korean-American immigrant family, has been nominated in six categories at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards. In the nominations for the upcoming 2021 BAFTA Film Awards announced Tuesday (British time), “Minari” directed by Korean-American Lee Isaac Chung was listed [...]