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‘Parasite’ Makes Oscar History As First Foreign Language Film To Win Best Picture

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South Korean film ‘Parasite’ wins big when it bagged Best Picture (the most prestigious Academy award) at the Oscars held today at Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California.

The dark comedy film also garnered Best International Film, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Director (Bong Joon-ho). It is the first time a South Korea film was nominated to the award-giving body.

Among its competitors for the Best Picture are: Joker, Ford v Ferrari, The Irishman, Marriage Story, Little Women, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Jojo Rabbit.

I’m speechless,” ‘Parasite’ Producer Kwak Sin Ae said during her acceptance speech. “We never imagined this,” she added.

Source: REUTERS

On the other hand, director Bong Joon-ho, upon accepting the award on stage, joked that he’s ready to drink tonight.

Source: REUTERS

In total,’Parasite’ was nominated for six awards: Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Directing, Film Editing, Production Design, and International Feature film.

Photo Source: Parasite Movie

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