AceShowbiz - "Parasite" is officially the biggest winner at the recently wrapped 2020 Academy Awards. The dark comedy thriller film won the coveted Best Picture prize at the Sunday, February 9 ceremony, becoming the first film not in the English language to win in the category.
Executive producer Miky Lee was joined by director Bong Joon Ho and the cast onstage to accept the prize. "Thank you for being you," he said to the helmer. Producer Kwak Sin Ae, meawhile, admitted she was left "speechless" by the win.
Moments before going up on the stage to receive the Best Picture award, Bong Joon Ho was named Best Director. It's his first Oscar in the category. "After winning best international feature, I thought i was done for the day and was ready to relax," he said in his speech." "Just to be nominated is a huge honor. I never thought I would win."
Bong Joon Ho earlier won the Original Screenplay award, which he shared with Han Jin Won. The movie also made history as the first South Korean film to win in the Foreign Language Film category, which is renamed International Feature Film this year, bringing its total win to four.
Taking other big prizes at the event were Renee Zellweger for Best Actress for her role as Judy Garland in "Judy" and Joaquin Phoenix as Best Actor for his portrayal of the psychopath villain in "Joker".
"Joker" collected a total of two awards, having won Original Score for Hildur Gudnadottir's works earlier at the ceremony. Other winners with multiple trophies were "1917" which received three (Visual Effects, Cinematography and Sound Mixing) and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" with a total of two wins, including Best Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt and Best Production Design for Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh.
Best Supporting Actress went to Laura Dern for her role in "Marriage Story", while Taika Waititi took Adapted Screenplay Oscar for writing "Jojo Rabbit". "Toy Story 4" was named Best Animated Feature, with "American Factory" taking home the award in Documentary Feature category.
Other winners at the 92nd annual Academy Awards are listed below.