“Parasite” Makes History As The First Foreign Film To Win Best Picture At The 2020 Oscars
“Parasite” has just won the penultimate award at the 92nd Academy Awards!
The film took home the trophy for “Best Picture”, the biggest award of the night.
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It was a tough fight against “1917”, “Ford V Ferrari”, “The Irishman”, “Jojo Rabbit”, “Joker”, “Little Women”, “Marriage Story”, and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”.
The cast and crew did not hold back as they celebrated the historical award.
THERE IS A MOVIE GOD – the right movie won!!
— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) February 10, 2020
Their first award of the night was “Best Original Screenplay”.
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The film won its second award of the night in the “Best International Feature Film” category. Originally called “Best Foreign Language Film”, this is the first year the award was presented in its new name.
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“Parasite” went up against fellow foreign language films such as Poland’s “Corpus Christi”, North Macedonia’s “Honeyland”, France’s “Les Miserables”, and Spain’s “Pain and Glory”.
Their third award of the night was “Best Directer”. Bong Joon Ho is the first South Korean to win this award. He went up against Quentin Tarantino, Todd Phillips, Martin Scorsese, and Sam Mendes.
The moment he wins … "Bong Joon Ho 'director of' Parasite…….. 'Academy Oscars for Best Directo????????????????pic.twitter.com/hdZPEKy98c
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In Bong Joon Ho’s speech, he shouted how he wished he could split the award into five and share it with his fellow nominees.
"If the Academy allows, I would like to get a Texas chainsaw, split the Oscar trophy into five and share it with all of you." #Parasite's Bong Joon Ho shouts out to his fellow nominees while accepting the award for best director https://t.co/vxEa8ATe8T #Oscars pic.twitter.com/MC2UuDyXfK
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 10, 2020
“Parasite” is the first international film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.
Congratulations to “Parasite” for winning four awards!
— semi ia ☾ (@exosbffie) February 10, 2020