OSCARS 2020: Taking over the globe South Korean film ‘Parasite’ creates history.- By Precious Paul

Taking over the globe South Koreans film Parasite

South Korea’s Parasite made history to become the first film not in the English language to take home the best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards.
Bong Joon Ho’s satire of inequality took Hollywood’s top prize at the Oscars on Sunday night, along with awards for best director, best international film and best screenplay, beating off competition from highly-fancied dramas including 1917, Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood, and The Irishman.
Parasite has already won many awards including the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival last year.
South Korean film Parasite has been named best picture at this year’s Oscars, becoming the first non-English language film to take the top prize.
Renee Zellweger won the best actress for playing Judy Garland in Judy. Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor for Joker.
Brad Pitt and Laura Dern scooped the supporting acting awards for their roles in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and Marriage Story respectively.
Parasite won four awards in total, while Sir Sam Mendes’s 1917 took three.
The World War One epic had been the favorite to win best picture, but its awards all came in the technical categories.
Media caption Bong Joon-ho: ‘I will drink until the next morning’
South Korean film Parasite has been named best picture at this year’s Oscars, becoming the first non-English language film to take the top prize.
Renee Zellweger won best actress for playing Judy Garland in Judy. Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor for Joker.
Brad Pitt and Laura Dern scooped the supporting acting awards for their roles in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and Marriage Story respectively.
Parasite won four awards in total, while Sir Sam Mendes’s 1917 took three.
The World War One epic had been the favourite to win best picture, but its awards all came in the technical categories.
Parasite’s Bong Joon-ho beat Sir Sam to the prize for best director, and also took the best original screenplay award.
OSCARS 2020 Taking over the globe South Koreans film Parasite

The film is a vicious social satire about two families from different classes in Seoul – one who lives in poverty in a semi-basement, and another rich family residing in a large home.
It has now managed what no other subtitled film has done in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards and won the best picture.
“I feel like I’ll wake up to find it’s all a dream. It all feels very surreal,” Bong said.
Producer Kwak Sin-ae, who collected the trophy, said: “I’m speechless. We never imagined this to happen. I feel like a very opportune moment in history is happening right now.”
There were boos when organisers tried to cut short the best picture acceptance speech by turning the stage lights off – leading the lights to be turned back on, allowing the celebrations to continue.
Media caption Bong Joon-ho: ‘I will drink until the next morning’
South Korean film Parasite has been named best picture at this year’s Oscars, becoming the first non-English language film to take the top prize.
Renee Zellweger won best actress for playing Judy Garland in Judy. Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor for Joker.
Brad Pitt and Laura Dern scooped the supporting acting awards for their roles in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and Marriage Story respectively.
Parasite won four awards in total, while Sir Sam Mendes’s 1917 took three.
World War One epic had been the favourite to win the best picture, but its awards all came in the technical categories.
Parasite’s Bong Joon-ho beat Sir Sam to the prize for best director, and also took the best original screenplay award.
Brad Pitt referred to President Trump’s impeachment trial
Pitt won the first acting Oscar of his career – picking up the best supporting actor trophy for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s film.
He was the first winner of the night and immediately used his speech to attack the way the impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump were handled.
He referred to the fact that Republican senators voted against allowing witnesses including former National Security Adviser John Bolton to give evidence. In his speech he said:
“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” he said. “I’m thinking maybe Quentin does a movie about it and in the end, the adults do the right thing.”
The 56-year-old moved from the political to the personal, paying tribute to co-star Leonardo DiCaprio and reflecting on his journey to Hollywood superstardom.
“I’m a bit gobsmacked,” he said, getting emotional. “I’m not one to look back, but this has made me do so.”
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