Oscar 2021: Minari’s Yuh-Jung Youn, the Third oldest Best Supporting Actress Winner in History

It’s never too late to win an Oscar, especially in the Supporting categories.Alan Kim and Yuh-Jung Youn, MinariA24

Yuh-Jung Youn, the legendary South Korean actress has already received a SAG and a BAFTA Award for her supporting role in the highly acclaimed film, Minari.

She plays Soon-ja, the scene-stealing grandmother in the six-time Academy Award-nominated Minari, which tells the story of a Korean immigrant family as they attempt to start a farm in rural Arkansas in the 1980s.

Should she win the supporting actress Oscar on April 25, she’ll become the third oldest winner in the category.

Youn will be 73 years and 310 days old on the date of the Oscars, April 25, 2021.

This would put her behind Josephine Hull, who was 74 years and 85 days old when she won for “Harvey” (1950).

Both women would then trail Peggy Ashcroft, who won for “A Passage to India” (1984) at the age of 77 years and 93 days old, making her the oldest supporting actress winner.

The oldest nominee in the category remains “Titanic” (1997) star Gloria Stuart, who was 87 years and 221 days old when she received her nomination.

Should Youn win–and her chances are excellent–she would also become just the second Asian woman to win an Oscar for acting after Miyoshi Umeki in “Sayonara” (1957), which starred Marlon Brando and was nominated for Best Picture.

She also would become the sixth person to win for a performance spoken primarily in a non-English language.