Youn Yuh-Jung carried the South Korean flag internationally and won several accolades from different organizations.
Throughout his five decades of career, Youn Yuh-Jung has already won over several award-winning organizations around the world. More recently she won the Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars for his role in Minari. She even delivered her praiseworthy words during her acceptance speech, telling the crowd that everyone is equal in all respects, regardless of a person’s gender, race and color.
After winning the Academy Award of Merit, the actress received more credits for her contribution to the Korean film industry.
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Youn Yuh-Jung receives standing ovation at 42nd Blue Dragon Awards
Friday, the 42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards celebrated the best movies and stars of 2021. Among the recipients was Oscar-winning actress Youn Yuh Jung.
As soon as she took the stage, the actors and actresses at KBS Hall in Yeoido, Seoul, offered a standing ovation to honor her. In return, the actress gave them a meaningful opening speech after introducing herself as a the old actress Youn Yuh-Jung.
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She revealed that during her interview with The Guardian, she was asked what she thought was the reason for the continued international success of Korean content – from Parasite at Squid game. She proudly told the media that the Korean film and television industry always has good movies and dramas. However, not the world began to pay attention to the country’s masterpieces.
“Now you will have to support my request. My only wish is that you continue to create great content and share stories with people all over the world,” she continued.
Youn Yuh-Jung ended her speech with a witty message to the crowd, thanking them for supporting her before and after bringing home the Oscars.
Youn Yuh-Jung continues to be honored by South Korea
Ahead of the 42nd edition of the Blue Dragon Awards, the South Korean government awarded him the highest national cultural medal to honor him and his notable efforts in the industry.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism awarded him the Geumgwan Order of Cultural Merit at the 2021 Korea Culture and Folk Art Awards ceremony at the Korea National Theater.
During the event, Lee Jang-Hee and the late producer Lee Choon-Yun were awarded the second highest national cultural medal – the Eungwan Medal. Three other artists won the Bogwan honor.
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