Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite won Best Picture at the 92 nd Academy Awards, making history as the first foreign-language movie to take home the night’s greatest reward, in addition to the first South Korean movie to get Academy Award acknowledgment. The award followed Parasite likewise took home the rewards for Best Initial Movie Script, Best International Function Movie, and Best Director.
Parasite has actually been riding a hot streak since premiering at the 2019 Cannes Movie Celebration, where it took home the Palme d’Or in a consentaneous decision from the jury. It likewise won Best Foreign Language Movie at the 77 th Golden Globes in addition to Best Movie Not in the English Language and Best Initial Movie Script at the 73 rd BAFTAs, and ended up being the first non-English movie to win the DROOP Award for Exceptional Efficiency by a Cast in a MovementPicture
In spite of almost universal crucial recognition, the big concern for Parasite leading up to the Oscars was whether its status as one of the Best Foreign Language Movie candidates would keep it from winning BestPicture No other dual candidates (Roma; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) handled to cinch the dualwin
Parasite’s march through awards season, nevertheless, has actually assisted even more the discussion when it concerns acknowledging non-English language movies, with Bong utilizing his Golden Globes speech to state, “When you conquer the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be presented to numerous more incredible movies.”
The motion picture, which concentrates on 2 households on opposite ends of the financial spectrum who discover their lives knotted, has actually effectively steamrolled that barrier. The tale of how late-stage industrialism eventually ruins everyone is universal, and every component of the movie– from the thoroughly built sets to the splendid efficiencies– is definitely ideal.
Though the absence of any elections for the cast is still among the season’s greatest frustrations, the Best Picture win is a big action for all foreign language movies– and, personally, the best source of happiness I have actually ever understood.