There were a few entertaining speeches last night at the 2021 Oscars, but only one truly stood out, and that speech belongs to Korean actress Yuh-Jung Youn.
The 73-year-old actress won an Oscar for her brilliant supporting role in Minari. If you still haven’t gotten around to watching the film, well, get around to it.
She gave a lovely performance and deserved her win. Brad Pitt was the one who presented her with the award, which was appropriate because he was a producer on the film.
When Youn got to the microphone, she joked with Pitt, “Finally, it’s an honor to meet you. Where were you when we were filming in Tulsa?”
That joke could have easily came across as mean-spirited, but her cuteness made that impossible.
She brought some much-needed humor to the event, adding…
All the nominees, five nominees, we were the winner for different movies. We played different roles — so we cannot compete [against] each other. Tonight, I’m here, I just have a little bit more luck, I think, maybe. I’m luckier than you. And also maybe it’s American hospitality for the Korean actor? I’m not sure.
Reading the quote doesn’t do it justice though, check out the full speech below…
It would mark the first collaboration between Peele and Kaluuya since the Best Picture-nominated Get Out, which earned Kaluuya a nomination for best actor while Peele won for best original screenplay.
Besides directing and writing the pic, Peele will also produce alongside Ian Cooper for their Monkeypaw Productions, via the company’s exclusive five-year deal with Universal.
As always with Peele’s projects, the plot details remain under wraps. You typically don’t hear much about the details until the first trailer is released, and even then you’re kinda like, “Wait, what?” and hell sometimes, you don’t even know what the movie was about until two weeks after you watch it.
This latest film is expected to be released July 22, 2022, so filming will most likely start in the fall of 2021.
Two young actors in Hollywood are joining together to star in the upcoming dark comedy film, Latchkey Kids.
The movie features Eighth Grade star Elsie Fisher and Alan S. Kim, who just had a breakout role in the drama film Minari, which is getting rave reviews from critics.
So what will the ‘Latchkey Kids’ be about? Deadline explains:
The dark comedy follows Shae (Kim), a bright nine year old boy, who befriends an eccentric teenage girl (Fisher), looking to escape her troubling life that her mother has created for her, all the while the local enforcement believe the boy might be offing his babysitters.
The movie was written by Meaghan Cleary and it’ll be directed by John J. Budion, who previously shot the coming-of-age drama Rockaway.
According to the report, production will begin in June, which means the film could be released as early as November/December, although that probably depends on if the studio believes it’s worthy of an award season run.
We will keep you posted as more information is released.
Steven Yeun, best known for his work on The Walking Dead, is getting the leading role he deserves in the upcoming A24 film, Minari.
The film was a huge hit at the Sundance Film Festival. Several critics said it was their favorite movie of the year.
Minari was written/directed by Lee Isaac Chung. Inspired by his own childhood, the script tells the story of a Korean-American family that moves to a small town in Arkansas in search for better opportunities.
The cast, which includes Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Yuh-Jung Youn and Will Patton, is one of the year’s finest. A possible contender for the SAG cast ensemble prize, the A24 film started its run from Park City, Utah very strong.
No release date for the movie has been released, but sources say A24 plans to release it before the Academy Awards’ Feb. 28, 2021 eligibility deadline. They plan to push hard for nominations, including a Best Actor nom for Yeun and Best Director for Chung.