“Parasite” by Bong Joon Ho won four awards at the Academy Awards and has officially written new history at Oscars 2020.
“Parasite” the award-winning South Korean movie has once again bring down the house, by winning the Best Picture at the Academy Award—defeating the frontrunner “1917.” “Parasite” wins in the Best Picture category, making it the first non-English speaking film that ever won the award throughout the 92 years history of Oscars. Along with the Best Picture award, “Parasite” has also won other categories, such as Best Screenplay, Best Director, and Best International Feature Film (formerly known as Best Foreign Language Feature). The movie was so much loved and lauded by film critics and come off with flying colors all over the world.
Quoted from Time, “Parasite” wins has shown that foreign language films can be unifying blockbuster events and its success is proof of the fact, as the director of the movie, Bong Joon Ho has once said at the Globes, “Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.”
The Internet then went on a complete buzz over “Parasite” wins of the night, many fans, including many Asian American artists also expressed their excitement over the movie online. Congratulations “Parasite”, may this grand win open the path to more foreign films in the Academy Awards.
— Sandra Oh (@IamSandraOh) February 10, 2020
Language is a core expression of identity. Subtitles do not divide or disqualify – they’re gateways into incredible stories you might have otherwise never known.
— Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) February 10, 2020