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Youn Yuh-jung named best supporting actress by LA film critics for 'Minari'

Entertainment 10:41 December 21, 2020

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung has been named best supporting actress by Los Angeles film critics for her performance in the drama film "Minari."

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) announced Monday that Youn won the award in the best supporting actress category, beating Amanda Seyfried of "Mank."

Directed by Korean American Lee Isaac Chung, "Minari" depicts first-generation immigrants from Korea in pursuit of their own American dream from the point of view of a seven-year-old boy named David (Alan Kim) and his parents, Jacob (Steven Yeun) and Monica (Han Yeri).

Youn took the role of the eccentric grandmother who changes the life of the family after arriving in the United States from Korea.

The latest LAFCA award is Youn's third best supporting actress title this year, following ones from the Sunset Circle Awards and the Boston Society of Film Critics.

She is also nominated in the same category at the Chicago Film Critics Association and the Florida Film Critics Circle.

Meanwhile, "Minari" has emerged as a potential candidate for best picture at next year's Academy Awards, to be held in April, since winning the jury and audience awards at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

The film has also received multiple nominations at the Florida film critics awards, including best picture, best ensemble, best director and best original screenplay.

This image provided by Pancinema shows Youn Yuh-jung in "Minari." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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