On Sunday, the cast and creative team of “Parasite” took the stage on 2020 Oscar award for best picture. It was a big night for the black comedy thriller film and a noteworthy night for the worldwide cinema. The producer of the film, Kwak Sin Ae, said that right now, she felt like an appropriate moment in history. Furthermore, the result showed Kwak Sin Ae was not wrong. South Korean film Parasite won four awards in different categories on Sunday night, including a history-creating best picture win.
The Oscar campaign of the film somewhat played out in the same way. The infectious buzz around the comedy thriller film, the story focuses on two families on alternative sides of the economic gap of South Korea, driven out to be much powerful for its competitors of Oscar, such as some of most seasoned filmmakers of Hollywood. The Parasite is the first-ever South Korean and non-English film to win the best picture at the Academy Awards — just eleven non-English language movies ever nominated in the category for the award.
Conquered Awards of Parasite
The South Korean comedy film won a total of four awards; these are:
- Best picture
- Best international feature film
- Best director
- Best original screenplay
The major competitor films for Parasite were “1917” and “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.” The question arises in the minds of several people in Hollywood that whether the Academy might place votes towards those Hollywood films – a star-packed movie from a favourite director – or honour cast and a filmmaker less aware to the mainstream.
With the Parasite win, the Academy made an option to honour a movie unlike previous honoured films in the past ninety-one ceremonies. It’s a big victory for the community that still fights to be seen – one that comes in one year that criticized for a deficiency of individual contenders of colour. Social media hailed the win of Parasite.