Yuh-jung Youn Won Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars (& She Made Brad Pitt Blush)

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They may be supporting, but that doesn’t make them any less important.

Tonight, Hollywood’s biggest stars gathered for the 93rd annual Academy Awards. During the ceremony, Yuh-jung Youn won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for playing Soon-ja in Minari. After taking the stage, she immediately turned to presenter Brad Pitt and said, “Mr. Brad Pitt, finally! Nice to meet you.”

Youn beat out a stacked group of nominees, including Maria Bakalova for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (played Tutar Sagdiyev), Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy (played Bonnie “Mamaw” Vance), Olivia Colman for The Father (played Anne) and Amanda Seyfried for Mank (played Marion Davies).

The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress has been around since the ninth annual ceremony in 1937. Last year, Laura Dern took home the statuette for her role in Marriage Story. She was up against Kathy Bates for Richard Jewell, Scarlett Johansson for Jojo Rabbit, Florence Pugh for Little Women and Margot Robbie for Bombshell.

Other previous winners include Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk, Allison Janney for I, Tonya, Viola Davis for Fences, Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl, Patricia Arquette for Boyhood, Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave, Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables, Octavia Spencer for The Help and Melissa Leo for The Fighter.

Thelma Ritter (All About Eve, Pillow Talk) currently holds the record for most nominations in this category, with a total of six. She’s followed by Amy Adams (Vice, The Fighter), who has five nods.

*Pops Champagne*

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