Parasite Wins Best International Feature Film Oscar

The biggest upheaval of the 020 Academy was the Parasite.

The 9th Academy Awards (2020 Academy Awards) was held at the Dolby Theater in California, USA on September 9 (local time). In the Academy, which was called ‘White Oscar’ for non-English work, ‘Parasite’ won four major awards including major screenwriter, director’s award and international film award.

Korean films consistently challenged the Academy Awards with the introduction of Shin Sang-ok’s ‘Love Room Guest and Mother’ in 1962, but ‘parasite’ was the first to be nominated. It is a new writing of 101 years of Korean cinema. The Oscar-winning movie is also the first parasite in Korea.
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Despite being the first challenge, Parasite proved to be the best movie of 2019, winning four trophies in Oscar.

‘Parasite’ has been named in six categories including works, screenplays and director awards. In particular, the international film award was strongly mentioned, attracting attention even before the award ceremony. In addition to Bong Joon-ho, major actors such as Song Kang-ho, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-sik, Lee Sun-gyun, Park So-dam, Lee Jung-eun, Han Hye-jin, and Park Jung-hoon all attended, raising the festival atmosphere.

Screenwriter nominee Han Jin-won, art nominee Lee Ha-jun art director, editorial award nominee Yang Jin-mo editorial director, and works nomination Kwak Shin-ae, CEO of Barunson E & A.

The beginning was scripted. Although it was a ‘parasite’ that had previously won a screenplay award in the British Academy, it was an “extraordinary” response to Oscar, which had never given a screenplay award to an Asian artist.

The Asian artist’s screenplay award is also the first ‘parasite’ in Oscar’s history. It was also 17 years after Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s “To Her” in 2003.

‘Parasite’ is ‘Nives Out’ (Ryan Johnson), ‘Wedding Story’ (Noah Baumback), ‘1917’ (Sam Mendes), ‘once upon a time…’ In Hollywood, she won an award-winning script for her work.

The first Asian writer to be nominated for an Oscar for the first time is Hanif Kuresi, a Pakistani who wrote the script “My Beautiful Laundry” (1986). Thirteen years later, M. Knight Shamalan, from India, was nominated for Six Senses (1999).

Iris Yamashita, a Japanese-born Iris Yamashita who participated in the script “ Letter from Iojima ” (2006), and Filipino Ronnie Del Carmen, who was named along with director Pitt Doctor for the animation “ Inside Out ” (2015), starred in “ Bigsik ” in 2017. Pakistani Kumile Nanziani, who wrote the script, was nominated for the nomination but did not receive the trophy.

Bong Joon-ho said, “Thank you,” on stage with writer Han Jin-won who worked on the script. Bong Joon-ho said, “It is a lone task to write a scenario,” and “I am not writing a scenario on behalf of the country, but this is Korea’s first Oscar. Thank you.”

“Thank you to my wife for inspiration,” he said. “Thanks for the actors who moved my lines to the screen.”

Han Jinwon writes, “There is a place called Chungmuro ​​in Korea as there is Hollywood,” and “I want to return this glory to all filmmakers and staff with my heart, Chungmuro. Thank you to the Academy.”

The International Film Awards is a division in which the ‘parasitic’ award was given earlier.

International film nominees were named Paine and Glory (Spain), Les Miserables (France), Honeyland (Northern Macedonia), and Corpus Christi (Poland). However, ‘parasites’ were highly likely to be awarded with the Golden Globe, which is called the Academy Awards Outpost, and a foreign language film award at the British Academy.

Parasite won the International Film Award. When the ‘parasite’ was called, they stood in the audience and made a clap.

After receiving the International Film Award, Bong Joon-ho said, “I changed my name from Foreign Language Awards to International Film Awards. I am thankful that I received the award for the first time.” said.

At the same time, “an actor made with the staff is here,” he was called from Song Kang-ho. Applause poured out as actors stood up to the introduction of Bong Joon-ho.
The director’s award was a reaction that Bong Joon-ho had not expected.

Bong Joon-ho, who came to the stage, said, “I wanted to receive the International Film Award and I’m done with my work today.”

Bong Joon-ho said, “When I was young, I had words in my heart when I was studying movies, and I read in my book that the most personal thing was creative.” “That was what Martin Scorsese said.” Martin Scorsese showed appreciation and erected applause.

Martin Scorsese is an Irish man who competed with director Bong Joon-ho. In addition to Martin Scorsese, Hollywood masters such as ‘1917’ Sam Mendes and ‘One Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Quentin Tarantino were nominated for the Director’s Award.

Bong said, “I studied while watching the movie of Martin Scorsese, and I’m honored just to be nominated.”

Also, “I respect all of the directors who have been nominated together,” he said. “I want to cut it with a Texas chainsaw if Oscar allows it.”

Taiwanese director Ian is the only Asian director to win the Academy Awards. Ian won Oscar for “Brokeback Mountain” and “Life of Pie”.

However, in both films, the directors are Asian only, and the performances of ‘parasites’ and director Bong Joon-ho are different because they were Hollywood films featuring Hollywood capital and actors.

The work, called the flower of the Academy Awards, was occupied by ‘parasites’. Parasites are the first to win works in foreign languages ​​for the Best Merchant Award in the Academy.

Kwae Shin-ae, who is in charge of the production of ‘parasites’, said, “I am so glad that I have never imagined something happening.” At this moment, I feel something very meaningful, symbolic and timely history is written. ” Showed.

“Thank you for choosing the Academy members who made these decisions,” he said. “Thank you.”

“Thank you to everyone who loved, supported, and participated in this movie,” said CJ Lee, vice president and director of investment distribution for “parasites.” Expressed.

“What I want to say is that I was able to achieve this thanks to the opinions of all the people who came to see Korean movies,” he said. “Thanks to your opinions, we could not settle down. I could come in, ”he said.

The ‘parasite’ includes ‘Ford V Ferrari’ James Mangols, ‘Irishman’ Martin Scorsese, ‘Jozorabbit’ Tyka Waititi, ‘Joker’ Todd Phillips, ‘Little Mistress’ Greta Gerwick, ‘The Marriage Story’ Noah Baumback, 1917 ‘with Men Mendes and’ One Once Upon A Time in Hollywood ‘with Quentin Tarantino competed for a prize.

Five Asian filmmakers were nominated for an award at the Academy Awards, including the parasite Kwak Shin-ae, CEO of Barunson E & A. In 1986, the Indian-British Ismail Merchant was named “The Room of Prospects”, and in 1990, Hong Kong-born Kitman was nominated for “born July 4” and in 1992 for “JFK.” Also, in 1997, Jerry McGuire won Japanese-American Richard Sakai, Waho Jang Ryong and Life of Pie Ian in 2001 and 2006.

However, all previously nominated works include Hollywood capital. The parasite is the first film that has nothing to do with Hollywood, both actors and capital and language. Regardless of whether or not they won the award, it was the reason why the ‘parasites’ were evaluated as great.

‘Parasite’ has been regarded as the hero of this affair since the start of the 2020 Academy Awards. Although Leonardo DiCaprio has appeared in numerous hits since her debut in 1991, she has never received as much attention as a ‘parasite’ from non-English films in the conservative academy.
Some responded that the provocation of Bong Joon-ho called “Oscar is local”.

Bong Joon-ho interviewed US media ‘Bulcher’ in October last year and asked, “Why did not one single film win Oscar nomination even though Korean film had a great influence over the past 20 years?” Because it is. ”

The interview was held ahead of the release of the US ‘parasite’ by Bong Joon-ho, who won the Golden Palm Award at the Cannes International Film Festival. In response to Bong Jun-ho’s ‘cool’ response, he was “shocked” in the United States.

American netizens are “just right, unfamiliar and shocking.” “The truth is that the American film industry didn’t want to talk about it,” “Yes, Oscar is not an international film festival like Cannes, Venice. Local”, “Oscar is a pretty good award for a local festival, and ‘Local’ “A perfect summary.”

The Academy Awards began in 1929 and became one of the most prestigious film awards in the United States. As the US became influential in the film industry, the Academy Awards trophy ‘Oscar’ also gained strength, but director Bong Joon-ho pinched the “Academy is an American awards ceremony”. There was also some reaction to alarming the arrogant perception that “America is the center of the world.”

Oscar’s performance of ‘parasites’ is unique in his work, performance, recognition and topicality.

‘Parasite’ ranks first in satisfaction in major movie sites such as IMDB and rotten tomatoes. This is also a hit in the US. The parasite, which was released in North America on October 11 last year, was ranked 15th in the box office imitation on September 9.

Foreign media also expected ‘parasite’ to win the prize. CNN said, “Last year, Alfonso Cuarón’s film ‘Rome’ won a director award, a cinematographer’s award, or a foreign language film award. “Because he was honored with the Golden Palm Award at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, it was better to win the Academy than Rome.”