Dermot O’Leary shocked as winner Yuh-Jung Youn calls British ‘snob’

Yuh-Jung was totally shocked when David Oyelowo mentioned her name

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DERMOT O’Leary was shocked when BAFTA winner Yuh-Jung Youn called the British a “snob” during her acceptance speech tonight.
The host, 47, had no more say after the actress, 73, joked about English people who loved her job in Lee Isaac Chung’s drama Minari.

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Yuh-Jung Youn dubbed Britons ‘snob’ moments after receiving BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award

Yuh-Jung Youn managed to win Best Supporting Actress in her portrayal of Soonja in Minari at the prestigious awards.

She was up against some serious talent – Niamh Algar, Kosar Ali, Maria Bakalova, Dominique Fishback and Ashley Madekwe.

But when actor and producer David Oyelowo announced that she had won the zoom call, Yuh-Jung couldn’t believe her luck.

She said: “Thank you very much for this award. Every award is meaningful, but this one, especially being recognized by the British, who are known as snobbish people and they approve of me as a good actor, so I’m very, very happy. .


Yuh-Jung was totally shocked when David Oyelowo mentioned her name
Minari was released in January 20207
Minari was released in January 2020Credit: AFP
The TV star was speechless after leaving the screen
The TV star was speechless after leaving the screen

” Thank you, thank you very much. Thanks for the votes. “

As the virtual audience chuckled, the X Factor presenter wasn’t sure how to react.

As he continued to present the next rewards segment, he said jokingly, “I don’t know how to react to this… I mean… thank you? “

Meanwhile, fans of the actress have flocked to Twitter to share their amusement at her comments.

Dermot was unsure of how to respond to his speech7
Dermot was unsure of how to respond to his speech

One wrote: “Yuh-JungYoun describing the British as ‘snob’ in his acceptance speech is an energy to aspire to. #BAFTAs. “

A second said, “The best speech goes to Yuh-JungYoun. The BAFTAs loved it. “

A third added, “Yuh-JungYoun’s acceptance speech is possibly the best I have ever seen from #BAFTA. “


Yuh-Jung Youn played Soonja in the American drama7
Yuh-Jung Youn played Soonja in the American drama

The South Korean actress rose to fame in 1971 and has won numerous awards for her exceptional talent over the years.

She is best known for her roles in Woman of Fire, The Housemaid and The Taste of Money.

But it was his most recent work as Soonja in Minari that earned him the well-deserved gong.

Fans were also left drooling over Liam Payne’s new hairstyle during his performance.


The pop star looked amazing as he shook his rather long locks as he sang his latest single Midnight.

Many took to Twitter to congratulate the One Direction singer on his new look, with one saying, “Honestly @LiamPayne looked gorgeous in #BAFTAs”

Another said: “For once I really enjoyed a performance by Liam Payne. It’s good to see him being true to himself. Dressed and in boots, long hair, beard and strong voice. The aspiring badboy reversed the scenario. # Smooth # BAFTAs »

The show also featured a performance by Celeste, and Odom Jr and Corinne Bailey Rae.

Liam Payne’s avatar is shown on stage as he opens the virtual EE BAFTA Film Awards 2021

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