South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s dark social satire film “Parasite” is poised to rewrite Korean film history having scored a surprise Golden Globe nomination after sweeping major film awards in North America.
On Monday Director Bong earned his first-ever nod from the Golden Globes, landing nominations for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film. This has raised expectations that Bong may add another major award to his string of accolades.
Parasite already took home the awards for Best Picture and Best Director from the L.A. Film Critics Association Sunday, beating out Martin Scorsese`s crime film "Irishman" in both categories. Actor Song Kang-ho won the honor of Best Supporting Actor for his role as the devious patriarch of a poor family of scammers who infiltrate a wealthy family’s home.
Parasite was also a big winner at the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, grabbing Best Picture, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director.
The New Mexico Film Critics Circle also named Parasite as the Best Foreign Language Film and awarded Jo Yeo-jeong as Best Supporting Actress for her performance as the naïve homemaker wife of the rich family.
The movie has also nabbed wins from the National Society of Film Critics (Best Foreign Language Film), the Atlanta Film Critics Circle (Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Film) and the New York Film Critics Online (Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay). It was among the top three films of the year picked by The New York Times chief film critics.
Bong made his mark in May when Parasite unanimously won the Palme D’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival. He was the first Korean to receive top honors at the world’s most prestigious film showcase.
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