Entertainment ‘Minari’ Star Yuh-Jung Youn Thanks ‘Snobbish’ Brits In Hilarious BAFTAs Speech
‘Minari’s Lee Isaac Chung Talks History-Making Oscar Nominations; Hopes Film Brings Unity To The Country As Violence Against Asians Continue
“Honestly, my head has not caught up to it,” Minari director/writer Lee Isaac Chung told Deadline in regards to the six Oscar nominations his American family drama received on Monday morning. “My heart is full but my head can’t wrap around what happened this morning.” Minari earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures. In addition, Steven Yeun made history as the first Asian American nominated for Best Lead Actor at the Oscars while Youn Yuh-jung made history as the first Korean actress to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs) took place on Sunday with a number of big winners.
In a surprise win, Anthony Hopkins won for Best Actor, beating out award season favourite, the late Chadwick Boseman. Other big wins included Chloé Zhao for Best Director and Daniel Kaluuya in Best Supporting Actor.
But it was Yuh-Jung Youn's "Minari" win for Support Actress that had everyone laughing.
First, on a sentimental note, she expressed condolences over Prince Philip's death.
Matt James Parties at WrestleMania After Rachael Kirkconnell Drama
After his headline-making reunion with Rachael Kirkconnell, Matt James headed back to Florida for WrestleMania — and despite the drama with his ex, the former Bachelor was all smiles during the event. The 29-year-old former football player posed for photos with Nikki and Brie Bella (and husband Daniel Bryan) and fellow Bachelor Nation member Jason Tartick on Saturday, April 10. He also shared a video hyping up the crowd as he made his way into the arena at Raymond James Stadium. “Fight night,” James wrote via Instagram Stories. One day prior, the reality TV personality made headlines when a woman named Grace detailed their alleged romance, claiming James invited her out in Florida earlier this month before he flew Kirkconnell, 24, to New York City. A source told Us Weekly exclusively that Kirkconnell was “very hurt” by Grace’s story, adding that the Bachelor couple were “talking about a future together.” James and the graphic designer split in February while season 25 of the ABC series was still airing. He pulled the plug on their romance after she came under fire for her racially insensitive past. According to another source, however, the twosome were in constant communication after the tense After the Final Rose special in March. “He flew her to NYC. They’ve been working on their relationship privately over the past few months and taking the next steps to get back together,” the second source told Us. “They spoke and FaceTimed daily.
Gallery: 2021 Oscar Nominations Snubs And Surprises (ET Canada)
Snub: Regina King For Best Director
Surprise: ‘A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ For Best Animated Feature
Snub: ‘Borat’ For Best Actor
Surprise: 'Another Round'
Snub: 'First Cow'
Surprise: Paul Raci For Best Supporting Actor
Snub: ‘Mank’ For Best Original Screenplay
Then adding, "Every award is meaningful, but this one, especially being recognized by British people, known as snobbish people, [that] they approve of me as a good actor, I am very, very, very happy. Thank you so much."
BAFTA Film Awards Analysis: Will Brits’ Predictable Winners List Mean Oscar Voters Follow Suit?
With Chloe Zhao’s expected DGA win last night, and her film Nomadland taking the lion’s share of BAFTA wins today for Best Film, Director, Actress Frances McDormand, and Cinematography, the Searchlight film would seem to be an overwhelming favorite to repeat at the Oscars. Who would bet against a film that has swept the season for the most part with key wins not only at BAFTA and DGA, but also PGA, Golden Globes, Critics Choice, and more — a consensus choice it seems if you believe at all in the predictive value of precursor awards.
???? Congrats to Yuh-Jung Youn, who stole our hearts inand takes the BAFTA for Supporting Actress at tonight's
— BAFTA (@BAFTA)
Last week, Youn won at the SAG Awards.
"I don't know how to describe my feelings. I'm being recognized by Westerners," she said while admitting her English is not the best. Although all her fellow nominees adorably cheered her own.
Youn is now considered a frontrunner for the Oscars with nine out of the last 10 SAG winners going on to win Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards.
Glenn Close Explains That Her ‘Da Butt’ Dance at the 2021 Oscars Was ‘Completely Spontaneous’ .
Glenn Close said that while she knew she would be asked about "Da Butt" at the show, her decision to get up and dance was an on-the-spot decisionThe eight-time Oscar nominee, 74, went viral at Sunday's star-studded show during a segment with DJ Questlove and comedian Lil Rel Hower when she got out of her seat and demonstrated how to perform the dance to the 1998 funk hit "Da Butt," much to the delight of the crowd.