The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs) took place on Sunday with a number of big winners.
In a surprise win, Anthony Hopkins won for Best Actor, beating out award-season favourite, the late Chadwick Boseman. Other big winners included Chloé Zhao for Best Director and Daniel Kaluuya for Best Supporting Actor.
But it was Yuh-Jung Youn’s “Minari” win for Support Actress that had everyone laughing.
First, on a sentimental note, she expressed condolences over Prince Philip’s death.
Then adding, “Every award is meaningful, but this one, especially being recognized by British people, known as snobbish people, [that] they approve of me as a good actor, I am very, very, very happy. Thank you so much.”
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) April 11, 2021
Last week, Youn won at the SAG Awards.
“I don’t know how to describe my feelings. I’m being recognized by Westerners,” she said while admitting her English is not the best. Although all her fellow nominees adorably cheered her on.
Youn is now considered a frontrunner for the Oscars with nine out of the last 10 SAG winners going on to win Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards.