South Korean screen veteran Youn Yuh-jung has won best supporting actress at this year's British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards.
In a ceremony held Sunday at London's Royal Albert Hall, Youn took home the award for her role in the Korean-American family drama "Minari."
She beat Maria Bakalova for "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," Niamh Algar for "Calm with Horses," Kosar Ali for "Rocks," and Ashley Madekwe for "County Lines."
In an acceptance speech delivered virtually, Youn said, "Every award is meaningful, but this one, especially being recognized by British people, known as snobbish people, and they approve me as a good actor," drawing both laughter and applause from the audience.
She also thanked BAFTA and expressed her condolences following the death of Prince Philip on Friday.
The Duke of Edinburgh was BAFTA's first president.
"Minari" was nominated in six categories, including best director and best film not in the English language, but only Youn received a trophy.
Danish film "Another Round" won best foreign-language film.
BAFTA's best film honor went to Chloe Zhao's "Nomadland," which also earned best director.
Youn's recent wins, including at the SAG awards earlier this month, has made her a leading favorite in the supporting actress race for the upcoming Academy Awards slated for April 25.
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