Bong Joon Ho was observing a sweep of awards at the Oscars in Hollywood on Sunday night because he’s hit film Parasite won the best film, best original screenplay, and best global attribute.
Bong, 50, also took the award for the best director, seeing off competition in Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and Sam Mendes.
In his address, the manager said: “I am prepared to drink tonight,” if he won the very first award. From the time he’s taken to the stage after winning best manager, he explained: “Now I am ready to drink till tomorrow”
Parasite, a satire on wealth and class from Bong’s native South Korea, is your very first non-English language film to win the best film award in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards.
The Academy Awards has kept global movies in their categories, resulting in criticism that the establishment is Western- and English-language focused.
“After you conquer the one-inch tall obstruction of subtitles, you’ll be introduced to a lot of awesome movies,” Bong told an audience at the Golden Globes in January.
Joaquin Phoenix, who won the best actor for his role in Joker, gave an emotional acceptance speech that covered issues that range from sexism from the movie sector to climate change.
“I have been a scoundrel in my entire life. I have been selfish, I have been unkind occasionally and difficult to use. But many of you in this area has given me another chance,” he explained.
Quoting a lyric of his brother, River Phoenix, who died in 1993, he reasoned: “Run to the rescue with peace and love will follow.”
He dedicated the award to”most of the native children in the entire world who wish to perform artwork, dance and write stories.”
However, criticisms stay over the Academy Award’s over too little diversity – not least that the ideal director nominees in 2020 were men.
Actor Natalie Portman wore a cape lined with the titles of female filmmakers who were not nominated for their leadership, such as Lulu Wang (“The Farewell”), Greta Gerwig (“Little Girls”) and Mati Diop (“Atlantics”).