‘You Are Awesome:’ 'Minari' Star Alan Kim Wishes His First Movie Mom and Grandma on Mother’s Day
'Minari' star Alan Kim celebrated Mother's Day with his real mother, but his reel mothers were in this thoughts.
The 9-year-old took to his Instagram on Sunday, May 9, 2021, to wish his "first movie mom and grandma" a happy Mother's Day. His wishes were complete with a loving caption and an adorable collage to go with it.
Wishing His Reel Mothers
The post featured Yeri Han, Kim's mother from Minari, and Yuh-Jung Youn, his grandma from the same movie. Evidently, the young actor has a lot of love and respect for his costars, and the caption reflected the same.
Happy Mother’s Day!! Miss you!!! My first movie mom and grandma! You are awesome!! I’m So lucky! Thank you so much! Love you!
The movie in itself is also pretty special for Kim. Despite being his first movie, Minari has earned him a lot of praise from audiences and critics alike.
'Minari' Was a Breakout Hit
His reel grandma, Youn, was awarded the Oscar this year for 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role' category. Not just that, she also has a BAFTA award and a SAG award for the same role.
On the other hand, Han received 4 nominations and 2 awards for her portrayal of Monica in the film.
Coming back to Kim, he has a whopping 11 nominations and 6 wins for his role as David in Minari.
All in all, the movie boasts a staggering 211 nominations and 106 wins in its portfolio, including the Golden Globe for being this year's 'Best Foreign Language Film.'
Kim's Emotional Acceptance Speech
Amongst the six accolades that Kim was entitled to, the 'Best Young Actor' award at this year's Critics Choice Awards was quite possibly the most memorable one.
The actor, who is usually all smiles, broke down in tears while delivering his acceptance speech. He managed to thank the critics who voted for him and his family before he was overwhelmed with emotion.
The adorable actor had won over nominees, including Palmer’s Ryder Allen, The Life Ahead’s Ibrahima Gueye, Never Rarely Sometimes Always’s Talia Ryder, The Midnight Sky’s Caoilinn Springall, and News of the World’s Helena Zengel.
Wishes for His Real Mother
All that being said, he also dedicated an Instagram post to his real mother just before he wrote to his reel ones. In the caption, he simply thanked his mom for being his mom.
The accompanying snap had a handmade greeting card that summed up his Mother's Day wishes in his native tongue—Korean.
While the card might not make much sense to his followers from other parts of the world, another snap that followed was a gesture of love that everyone could relate to.
The young star had prepared a breakfast tray that included a couple of toasts and some fruits for his mother.