Well, fast-forward to after the announcements, and the 73-year-old has officially made history as the first South Korean actress to be nominated for an Academy Award. Often dubbed the "Meryl Streep of South Korea," Yuh-jung skyrocketed to international fame after playing the memorable character, Soonja, in Minari. Not only did it earn her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, but also, her performance landed her over four dozen (yes, four dozen) more nominations, including a Critics' Choice Movie Award, a British Academy Film Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, which she won for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.
Considering her many accolades and the fact that her career spans across five decades, fans are now convinced that an Oscar could be next for the talented star, but what is her performance history? Here's everything we know about Youn Yuh-jung.