The Academy Awards, the highest honours in the Hollywood, were handed out on Sunday (Monday morning in India) at a ceremony in Los Angles at the Dolby Theatre. As popular names of the industry came together viewers across the globe waited with bated breath to know if their favourite actor, actress, film or technicians won an Oscar.
Parasite emerged as the biggest winner at the 92nd Academy Awards. The Korean film won four Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay. While Joaquin Phoenix took home the trophy for Best Actor in a Leading role, Renee Zellweger was honoured in the Best Actress in a Leading Role at Oscar 2020. Brad Pitt won the 92nd Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Laura Dern defeated Scarlett Johansson to bag the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category.
Parasite had a proud moment as it was the first time a South Korean film made it to the Oscars winning list. However, this wasn’t an easy run for it. The film was fighting in top categories with the likes of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 1917, Marriage Story and The Irishman among others.
Bong Joon Ho won in the Best Director category competing against some big names like Martin Scorsese, Sam Mendes, Quentin Tarantino. In addition to making history in the night’s most prestigious category, Parasite’s win becomes even more special for the team as it is the first South Korean film to ever be nominated for an Oscar.
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