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It happened the first time an international foreign non-English South Korean film won the Oscar at the 92nd Academy Awards – ‘Parasite’ Won the Best Picture. the best director, and best original screenplay.
South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho has become the second director of a non-English film to win the Oscar for best director for the film ‘Parasite.’
Brad Pitt bagged the supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of stuntman Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” the and Laura Dern picked up their first acting award Renée Zellweger won best actress for “Judy.”
Alfonso Cuaron had won for “Roma” in 2018 for the best director.
This year at the 92nd Academy Awards, Bong on Sunday night was honored for “Parasite”. He was up against directors like Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”), Todd Phillips (“Joker”) and Sam Mendes (“1917”), reports The Guardian.
Bong paid tribute to veteran Hollywood director Martin Scorsese in his speech, saying that when he was young he “carved deep into my heart” a quote by Scorsese: “The most personal is the most creative.”
He also thanked Tarantino for championing his work: “Quentin, I love you.”
The best original screenplay Oscar also went to “Parasite”.
The movie also won in the international feature film category, defeating other nominees from countries like France and Spain. It was earlier called best foreign language feature.
While collecting his award for best director, he said: “After winning best international feature, I thought I was done for the day. I was ready to relax.”
“Parasite” revolves around one family who cons their way into the employ of another, much wealthier, family. The film’s themes center around wealth and entitlement, the disappearing middle class and moral relativism in the face of survival.
Director Sam Mendes’ war drama “1917”, which has Reliance Entertainment and Amblin Partners among the banners associated with the film’s production, took the Oscar for best visual effects, beating out tough competitors like “Avengers: Endgame”.