History has been created by the South Korean filmmaker Bang Joon Ho. Parasite wins multiple awards and recognition in the 92 Academy Awards which took place at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
The South Korean film received four Academy Awards amongst the six nominations that they had received.
The Filmmaker wins Best Director award at Oscars 2020 followed by Best International Film and Best Original Screenplay with Han Jin Won.
After winning the Bong Joon Ho said, “Thank you so much. When I was young and studying cinema, there was a saying that I carved deep into my heart, which is that ‘the most personal is the most creative.’ That quote is from our great Martin Scorsese. When I was in school, I studied Martin Scorsese’s films. Just to be nominated was a huge honor. I never thought I would win. When people in the U.S. were not familiar with my films, Quentin always put my films on his list. He’s here, thank you so much. Quentin, I love you. And Todd and Sam, great directors that I admire. If the Academy allows, I would like to get a Texas chainsaw, split the award into five and share it with all of you. Thank you. I will drink until next morning, thank you.”
Producer Kwak Sin-ae took received the award with the rest of the Parasite team. “I’m speechless. We never imagined this to ever happen, we are so happy. I feel like a very opportune moment in history is happening right now. I express my deepest gratitude and respect for all the members of the Academy for making this decision,” she said via their translator.