• Veteran Actress Youn Yuh-Jung Wins First SAG Award
In this video grab provided by the SAG Awards, Youn Yuh-jung accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role during the 27th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on April 4, 2021. (Photo: AP-Yonhap News)
In this video grab provided by the SAG Awards, Youn Yuh-jung accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role during the 27th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on April 4, 2021. (Photo: AP-Yonhap News)
South Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung has won her first Screen Actors Guild award for her supporting role in the film "Minari."

At the televised ceremony of the 27th SAG Awards on Sunday, Youn claimed the trophy for Outstanding Performance By a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, beating Maria Bakalova for "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," Glenn Close for "Hillbilly Elegy," Olivia Colman for "The Father," and Helena Zengel for "News of the World."

Apparently shocked by the honor, Youn said, "I don't know how to describe my feelings. I'm being recognized by Westerners."

The 73-year-old screen veteran has been hailed by critics for her portrayal of Soon-ja, the feisty grandmother in "Minari," written and directed by Korean American Lee Isaac Chung, which tells the story of a Korean immigrant family settling in rural Arkansas.

SAG Award winners often line up with Oscar ones.

Last year, SAG winner "Parasite" went on to claim four prizes at the Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director for filmmaker Bong Joon-ho.




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