“Parasite” becomes first Korean film nominated for Oscar’s best picture

2020.01.14 11:22:52

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Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” has become the first South Korean film to be nominated for a best picture Oscar as well as for five more categories including the best director, making history in a century-old Korean film industry.

Last year’s Palme d’Or winner at the Cannes Film was nominated in Oscar’s six categories - the Best Picture, Best Director, International Film, Original Screenplay, Editing and Production Design, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday (local time) announced on the official website.

Director Bong’s black family satire Parasite has been on a stunning winning streak since taking home the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival last May.

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Earlier this month, it was crowned the best foreign film at the 2020 Golden Globes, becoming the first-ever Korean film that scored a Golden Globe win.

Industry observers and moviegoers now are watching whether Parasite could grab the Oscar trophy and add more in the Korean film history.

The 92nd Oscars will be held on Feb. 9.

By Park Chang-young and Lee Ha-yeon

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