Bong Joon-ho holds the Oscars for best original screenplay, best international feature film, best directing, and best picture for Parasite at the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/APBong Joon-ho holds the Oscars for best original screenplay, best international feature film, best directing, and best picture for Parasite at the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
Bong Joon-ho holds the Oscars for best original screenplay, best international feature film, best directing, and best picture for Parasite at the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
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Oscars 2020: Parasite’s best picture win is stunning – and shatters the Academy Awards’ 92-year-old glass ceiling

  • Bong Joon-ho’s film forced the Academy to recognise that no one culture has a monopoly on making great films
  • In becoming the first foreign-language best picture Oscar winner, Parasite has accomplished something several other films could rightfully have done long ago

Bong Joon-ho holds the Oscars for best original screenplay, best international feature film, best directing, and best picture for Parasite at the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/APBong Joon-ho holds the Oscars for best original screenplay, best international feature film, best directing, and best picture for Parasite at the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
Bong Joon-ho holds the Oscars for best original screenplay, best international feature film, best directing, and best picture for Parasite at the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
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