Date: 10th February 2020

'Parasite' Stuns the Oscars With South Korea First Best Picture Oscar Win.

"Parasite", Bong Joon Ho's critically acclaimed thriller that earned the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or last May and earned unanimous critical acclaim, has won the Oscar for Best Picture over tough competition from Sam Mendes' World War I drama "1917".

The Best Picture win for "Parasite" is the first time a foreign-language drama has won top honors from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which makes Bong's film a game-changer for the Oscars' future.

In his acceptance speech, an emotional Bong said that "writing a script is always such a lonely process. We never write to represent our country. But this is very personal. I thank all the actors who are here with me today for bringing this film to life."

His co-writer Jin used his time to give a shoutout to the lively and dedicated South Korean movie industry, saying he'd like to share this honor with all the storytellers and filmmakers there.

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Source: Press Release



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