South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho and his film Parasite made history as they earned major category wins at the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony. Going in, the film was the heavy favourite to win Best International Feature Film - which it did.
But Parasite also achieved upset wins, first in the Best Director category (for Bong Joon-ho), and finally as the Academy's Best Picture for the films of 2019. Parasite also won Best Original Screenplay during the show.
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More accolades for Parasite and history at the Oscars
Parasite's Oscar wins concluded an impressive awards show season that saw the film win Best International/Foreign Language Film at virtually every award show. Parasite also won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019.
Heading into the 2020 Oscars, Parasite joined the select list of films to be nominated for both Best Picture and Best International Feature Film. But it went on to establish two firsts for the Academy this year: it won both Best Picture and Best International Feature Film, in addition to becoming the first Best Picture-winner not in the English language - Parasite is in Korean.
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Parasite and "Best Director," Bong Joon-ho
Parasite is a dark comedy-thriller with social and political themes. It follows an unemployed family of four as they each secure a job with the same wealthy family. Once employed, the family's suspicious intentions result in a suspenseful conflict in the wealthy family's home.
In case you've missed it (or still plan to see it), you can watch the trailer for Parasite below!
Trailer for Bong Joon-ho's Parasite
You can also get to know director Bong Joon-ho and his other films in the link below!