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Entertainment BAFTA 2021 Film Awards: Youn Yuh-jung calls British people 'snobbish'

23:50  11 april  2021
23:50  11 april  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Minari star Youn Yuh-jung accepted the BAFTA Film Award for Best Supporting Actress on Sunday - and made a humorous dig at Brits while she was at it.

After being announced as the winner, Youn, 73, said: 'I am very honoured to be nominated.

'Every award is important - but especially to be recognised for this one from British people, who are known as snobbish people, and they approve of me as a great actress!

Yoon Yeo-jeong standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Winner: Minari star Youn Yuh-jung accepted the BAFTA Film Award for Best Supporting Actress on Sunday - and made a humorous dig at Brits while she was at it © Provided by Daily Mail Winner: Minari star Youn Yuh-jung accepted the BAFTA Film Award for Best Supporting Actress on Sunday - and made a humorous dig at Brits while she was at it

'I am very happy. Thank you for the voters. Thank you very much BAFTA, very much!'

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She explained this further at the post-ceremony press conference, saying that she once took on a fellowship at Cambridge and that 'it felt very snobbish, but not in a bad way'.

She added: 'You have a long history and your pride. Being an Asian woman, I thought “these people are very snobbish”. That’s just what I felt, that’s my honest feeling.'

She opened her acceptance speech by saying, 'I would like to express my condolence for your Duke of Edinburgh,' who died on Friday, aged 99.

Yoon Yeo-jeong standing in front of a forest: Acclaimed: In Minari, Youn played the grandmother character Soonja from Korea visiting relatives in Arkansas in the 1980s © Provided by Daily Mail Acclaimed: In Minari, Youn played the grandmother character Soonja from Korea visiting relatives in Arkansas in the 1980s Yoon Yeo-jeong standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: After being announced as the winner, Youn, 73, said: 'I am very honoured to be nominated. Every award is important - but especially to be recognised for this one from British people, who are known as snobbish people, and they approve of me as a great actress' © Provided by Daily Mail After being announced as the winner, Youn, 73, said: 'I am very honoured to be nominated. Every award is important - but especially to be recognised for this one from British people, who are known as snobbish people, and they approve of me as a great actress'

The BAFTA win also follows the Korean star's SAG success for best supporting actress.

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Whether this means she is going for a trio of wins and gunning for an Oscar in two weeks is yet to be seen. She said of this: 'I don’t know anything about Oscars. I’m very famous domestic wise but not internationally. I don’t know what’s happening to me!'

In Minari, Youn played the grandmother character Soonja from Korea visiting relatives in Arkansas in the 1980s.

a woman wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Emotional: The actress said, 'I'm being recognized by Westerners' in her charming speech at the SAGs © Provided by Daily Mail Emotional: The actress said, 'I'm being recognized by Westerners' in her charming speech at the SAGs Yoon Yeo-jeong posing for the camera: Youn said in her acceptance speech: 'I don't know how to describe my feelings' © Provided by Daily Mail Youn said in her acceptance speech: 'I don't know how to describe my feelings'

The Lee Isaac Chung-directed film also stars Steven Yeun, Yeri Han and Alan S. Kim.

Youn is also nominated for an Oscar for her turn in the drama, one of six nominations the film has garnered.

Other nominations include Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Yeun, and Chung with nominations for Best Achievement in Directing and Best Original Screenplay.

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Did you know? Michaël Youn was in a relationship with Chris Hemsworth .
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