This Sunday is the 2021 Academy Awards, held later than the usual Feb/March time frame due to lingering COVID1-19 reasons but it’s still happening with plenty of great movies and performances to laud. K-film had a banner year in 2020 right before COVID-19 shut the world down. I still remember Parasite winning Best Picture and Best Screenplay, and Bong Joon Ho winning Best Director. That cast didn’t get any individual acting nominations but this year Asian-American movie Minari is up for Best Picture and veteran Korean legend Youn Yuh Jung has a Best Supporting Actress nomination with Steven Yeun up for Best Actor. It’s Youn Yuh Jung who is the frontrunner in her category, almost every single pundit and critic write up and prediction has her winning and she most recently took home the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress win. That a South Korean national treasure like her is getting the long overdue worldwide recognition is so heartwarming and she deserves every bit of this. Cine21 magazine has devoted it’s latest entire issue to her, she’s on the cover and inside every page covers her 45 year spanning career when she debuted in 1967 to today. Brava to a Queen!