Bong Joon-ho reacts as he is presented with the Oscar for best picture for Parasite by actress Jane Fonda at the Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Looking on from left is the film’s star Song Kang-ho. Photo: AP Bong Joon-ho reacts as he is presented with the Oscar for best picture for Parasite by actress Jane Fonda at the Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Looking on from left is the film’s star Song Kang-ho. Photo: AP
Bong Joon-ho reacts as he is presented with the Oscar for best picture for Parasite by actress Jane Fonda at the Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Looking on from left is the film’s star Song Kang-ho. Photo: AP

Parasite wins best picture Oscar, completing stunning night for Bong Joon-ho’s darkly comic satire

  • Korean writer-director pulls off a double shock, winning best picture – the first time a foreign-language film has won – and best director Oscars for Parasite
  • His film earlier became the first Korean film to win the best international feature prize, formerly best foreign film, and won best original screenplay

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Bong Joon-ho reacts as he is presented with the Oscar for best picture for Parasite by actress Jane Fonda at the Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Looking on from left is the film’s star Song Kang-ho. Photo: AP Bong Joon-ho reacts as he is presented with the Oscar for best picture for Parasite by actress Jane Fonda at the Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Looking on from left is the film’s star Song Kang-ho. Photo: AP
Bong Joon-ho reacts as he is presented with the Oscar for best picture for Parasite by actress Jane Fonda at the Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Looking on from left is the film’s star Song Kang-ho. Photo: AP
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