A year after Youn Yuh Jung made history at the 93rd Academy Awards, the South Korean actress returns to the Oscars this year as a presenter!
‘Pachinko’ Actress Youn Yuh Jung To Present for the 94th Academy Awards
On March 4, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officially announced its first lineup of presenters for this year’s Oscars.
93rd Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Youn Yuh Jung will present an award this year at the upcoming ceremony, along with artists Kevin Costner, Zoe Kravitz, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock and Lady Gaga.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) March 3, 2022
Last year, Youn Yuh Jung became the first South Korean actor to win an acting award at the Academy Awards. She brought home the gold-plated award for Best Supporting Actress for “Minari.”
Following his win, which made history, she was officially invited to join the Academy as a voting member.
94th Academy Awards Ceremony To Air This Month
The highly lauded Academy Awards is set to make history once again this year!
The 94th Academy Awards, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honors the films released in 2021.
It is scheduled to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, hosted by Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall.
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The 94th Academy Awards will air live from Hollywood on March 27, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Youn Juh Jung’s Award-Winning Film ‘Minari’
“Minari,” a 2020 American drama film directed by Lee Isaac Chung, tells the story of a South Korean immigrant family who try to survive in the rural United States during the 1980s.
The film stars South Korean-American actors Steven Yeun, Han Yeri, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, “The Punisher” actor William Patton and Youn Yuh Jung.
It grossed $3.1 million in the United States and Canada combined, and a worldwide total of $14.9 million.
In 2020, “Minari” bagged six nominations at the Academy Awards for its brilliance and gripping story.
Youn Yuh Jung To Star in Multicultural Epic Film ‘Pachinko’
Based on the best-selling novel by Lee Mi Jin, “Pachinko” is a family saga depicting four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fighting to control their destiny in Japan.
The epic drama stars big names such as Youn Yuh Jung, Lee Min Ho, Soji Arai, Jin Ha, Kaho Minami, Anna Sawai, Jimmi Simpson and Kim Min Ha.
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“Pachinko” is a masterpiece that discusses the themes of power, racism, stereotyping, and discrimination while still longing for the family’s hopes, dreams and triumphs.
Moreover, “Pachinko” will premiere on Apple TV+ on March 25 with its first three episodes. It will be followed by weekly episodes every Friday until April 29.
Watch “Pachinko” teaser here, in case you missed it:
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Written by Elijah Mully.