Five Unforgettable Rising Actresses of 2020 | Festivals & Awards


Youn’s Soon-ja arrives at a time when her character’s son-in-law Jacob (Steve Yeun) and daughter Monica (Yeri Han) are struggling with setting up their dream garden. The family lives in a rectangular home on cinder blocks and is adjusting to small-town life with their two children, tween Anne (Noel Cho) and grade-schooler David, who has a heart problem (Alan Kim). At first, David dislikes his grandmother with her TV wrestling fixation, disparaging her by saying, “She smells like Korea.”

But the bedroom mates soon become thick as thieves with a shared fondness for guzzling Mountain Dew and going on walks in the nearby forest. That is where Soon-ja finds just the right spot near a creek to grow the Korean herb minari. Her contribution turns out to be the likely salvation for her loved ones. The scenes with granny and David together are pure movie magic, even if she wears men’s underwear and swears. Next up is the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where Youn will compete in the Supporting Actress category, as well as for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture.

Helena Zengel (“News of the World”)

This Berlin-born 12-year-old more than holds her own opposite Tom Hanks in Paul Greengrass’ latest film. She appeared in the main role of an aggressive and traumatized nine-year-old girl in the 2019 drama “System Crasher,” which won her the German Film Prize for Best Actress in her country’s version of the Oscars. That led her to be cast as orphan Joanna Leonberger in “News of the World,” set in 19th century Texas as the country tried to heal its divisions after the Civil War. 

Zengel has no problem keeping up with Hanks on screen, and they make a colorful pair—part “True Grit” and part “The Miracle Worker,” as she grows to trust Captain Kidd and learns his language. Zengel’s lauded performance has allowed her to join other child stars as Anna Paquin, Macauley Culkin and Haley Joel Osment as one of the youngest Golden Globe nominees ever. Alas, she lost out to a former child actress, Jodie Foster in “The Mauritanian.”

How did she seal the deal of winning his gem of a role? As she told Variety, she and her mother flew to London so she could meet the filmmakers. During the audition, “I had a moment where I had to bite my mom, and I got the role.” Zengel was nominated for Best Young Performer at the Critics Choice Awards but lost out to Alan Kim from “Minari.” Next is the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where she is nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

You can view the original article HERE.

Billy McFarland Offers ‘Wonka’ Organizers Second Chance at Fyre Festival II
Meet the ‘Dutch Forrest Gump’ who’s walking barefoot across America to raise awareness for men’s mental health
“Love Is Blind” Gold Cups: Where to Buy on Amazon
‘Wonka’ Experience Script Not Even Close To Reality, Hilariously Bad
Nobody Else Is Doing What Emma Stone Is Doing Right Now | Features
God Save Texas Review | Richard Linklater and Others Celebrate the State
Forgotten Fantastic Four Star Seeks Film Release 30 Years After Cancellation
No Preview
All 10 of Martin Scorsese’s Directing Oscar Nominations, Ranked
EXID’s Elly remembers late producer Shinsadong Tiger
Kings Of Leon’s Caleb Followill “completely fulfilled” by new album ‘Can We Please Have Fun’
Female rap acts we’re watching in 2024
Adele Cancels Shows in Vegas Due To Health Scare
Boras: ‘Irregularity’ in free agency led to Bellinger’s short-term deal
Luka gets 11th triple-double of season, Mavs top Raptors
Ohtani homers in spring debut: ‘He’s built differently’
Hardman rips Jets’ offense: ‘There’s no standard there’
NCIS Spin-Off Will Bring Tony DiNozzo and Ziva David Back Together After 10 Years
The Righteous Gemstones Season 4: Release Date, Cast, Plot, & Everything We Know
Walking Dead Spin-Off Gets Unexpected Season 2 Release Date
Bethenny Frankel Makes Her Lifetime Acting Debut in Danger in the Dorm
Penelope Cruz Tells All To Dua Lipa For V, Saweetie Covers Allure
The 90th Anniversary School Of American Ballet Ball Raised $1.4 Million
The Totally Haute Jet Set Guide To Paris Fashion Week
André Leon Talley, Former Vogue Director and Fashion Legend, Dead at 73