Oscars presenter Youn Yuh-jung praised for her witty talks and consideration when introducing the deaf winner in sign language

Youn Yuh-jung is drawing attention to her sweet and classy move as a presenter at this year’s Oscars. 

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Youn Yuh-jung, last year’s Supporting Actress winner, appeared as a presenter for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 94th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on the afternoon of March 27th (local time). 

“I’m glad I’m back in Hollywood today,” Youn Yuh-jung said, “I’m not a Hollywood person, but as mother said,  ‘You reap what you sow’. I think I listened to my mother very well.” 

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Youn Yuh-jung apologized in advance for her pronunciation mistake in a witty and endearing manner, “Last year, I complained about my name being mispronounced in public, and I’m so sorry because I’ve looked at the incredible nominees of this category that I have to pronounce. Please forgive me in advance.”

Meanwhile, the nominees for the Best Supporting Actor category presented by Youn Yuh-jung include Ciarán Hinds of ‘Belfast’, Troy Kotsur of ‘CODA’, J.K. Simmons of ‘Being the Ricardos’, and Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee of ‘The Power of the Dog’.

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Deaf actor Troy Kotsur won the Best Supporting Actor award for his incredible performance in ‘CODA’ . This made him the second deaf person to win an Academy Award and the first as a man.

As soon as Youn Yuh-jung announced Troy Kotsur as the winner, she drew attention for her thoughtfulness by signing his name in American Sign Language before saying it. Because Troy Kotsur used both hands to deliver his acceptance speech in sign language, after Youn Yuh-jung handed him the Oscar trophy, she quickly grabbed it back and held it for him to free his hands. It was such an elegant move that captured the audience’s hearts. 

Youn Yuh-jung, who was the first Korean to win Best Supporting Actress for her role in ‘Minari‘ last year, was invited back to the Academy Awards as a presenter at this year’s awards ceremony.

On this day, Youn Yuh-jung’s outfit also drew attention. She chose a graceful black dress with gold button details, black pumps, and a sparkly mini-clutch, adding a blue ribbon symbolizing the #WithRefugees campaign led by the United Nations Refugee Organization.

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