Parasite makes history by winning best picture at the Oscars 2020
South Korean film Parasite was named best picture at the Oscars 2020, becoming the first non-English language film to bag the prize.
Renee Zellweger won best actress for playing Judy Garland in the film Judy, while Joaquin Phoenix was won best actor award for Joker.
Brad Pitt and Laura Dern won supporting acting awards for their performances in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and Marriage Story.
The South Korean film took home four awards and Sir Sam Mende’s 1917 won three. The epic was the favorite to win the best picture, but all of its accolades came in the categories of technology.
Parasite’s Bong Joon-ho proved victorious over Sir Sam for the Best Director Award, and also received the best original screenplay award.
The film is a dark thriller and a social satire about two families of different classes where one is living in poverty in a semi-basement, and another wealthy family living in a large house.
It has now achieved and won best picture – an honor that no other non-English language film has done in the Academy Awards’ 92-year history.
“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 was handed 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.”