Los Angeles Film Critics Association names Youn Yuh-jung best supporting actress

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Los Angeles Film Critics Association names Youn Yuh-jung best supporting actress

Actor Youn Yuh-jung [ILGAN SPORTS]

Actor Youn Yuh-jung [ILGAN SPORTS]

 
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Monday named Youn Yuh-jung best supporting actress of 2020 for her role in “Minari,” which is based on the story of a Korean family who immigrates to the United States.  

 
Youn took on the role of a grandmother named Sunja who moved to Arkansas in the 1980s in the movie that’s slated to hit theaters next year. 
 
"Minari" was directed by Lee Isaac Chung and also stars star of U.S. drama “Walking Dead” Steven Yeun.
 
The movie was produced by Plan B Entertainment, founded by Brad Pitt, and will be distributed by A24.
 
This is the third time Youn has been awarded for her role after scooping best supporting actress at both the Sunset Circle Awards and the Boston Society of Film Critics. She has also been nominated for the same accolade at both the Chicago Film Critics Association and the Florida Film Critics Circle.
 
BY LEE SUN-MIN   [summerlee@joongang.co.kr]

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