Steven Yeun gives Oscar plug to Detroit suburb
Steven Yeun gave a suburb of Detroit what is undoubtedly his first call during a live Oscar broadcast on Sunday night.
Yeun didn’t win Best Actor for Minari. On the night’s biggest surprise, the award went to Anthony Hopkins for “The Father” instead of the widely-predicted winner, the late Chadwick Boseman for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”.
But Yeun was able to share an early childhood movie memory in southeast Michigan.
When introducing the visual effects award nominees, he said, “When I was 7 years old and lived in Taylor, Michigan, my mother took me to see ‘Terminator 2’ in theaters. I am myself pretty sure she didn’t know what it was. The movie turned around. And to her and my surprise, we had to see a few things. ”
Describing the violent special effects of “T2” in 1991, Yeun added, “I remember looking at my mother a couple of times to see if it was okay for me to see her and my mother it’s cool, like she’s trying to get me into this movie. “
The Visual Effects Oscar went to the Tenet team of Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott R. Fisher.
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