Parasite Makes History At The Oscars
- Posted On:February 09, 2020
The highly original film ‘Parasite’ directed by Bong Joon-ho made this year’s Oscars more exciting, more memorable and less predictable than in previous years with the surprise best film win, which no other subtitled film has done before in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. Especially, as all the main acting categories went exactly as expected.
Bong Joon-ho also beat Sir Sam Mendes to the prize for best director and took home the best original screenplay award.
The film is a vicious social satire about two families from different classes in Seoul - one who live in poverty in a semi-basement, and another rich family residing in a large home.
"I feel like I'll wake up to find it's all a dream. It all feels very surreal," Bong said.
Producer Kwak Sin-ae, who collected the trophy, said: "I'm speechless. We never imagined this to happen. I feel like a very opportune moment in history is happening right now."
Renee Zellweger won best actress for playing Judy Garland in Judy. Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor for Joker.
Brad Pitt and Laura Dern won the supporting acting awards for their roles in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and Marriage Story respectively.
'1917' took three awards. The World War One epic had been the favourite to win best picture, but its awards all came in the technical categories.
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