Parasite Makes History At The Oscars
Parasite wins big.
Director Bong Joon-ho's thriller Parasite won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, at the 92nd Academy Awards and did something no film in history has ever done.
Parasite is the first non-English language movie to win the Oscar for Best Picture. It beat out the other Best Picture nominees, which included JoJo Rabbit, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Irishman, Joker, Marriage Story, 1917, Little Women, and Ford v Ferrari.
Parasite also won Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay as part of its four Academy Award wins.
Parasite also won the top honor at the Cannes Films Festival in May, winning the highly coveted Palme d'Or award. It's the first movie since 1955's Marty to win the Palme d'Or and Best Picture.
Parasite has made more than $165 million worldwide at the box office. Here at GameSpot, we also named Parasite our No. 1 movie of 2019.
"Parasite is the kind of film that will stick with you for days, and make you want to talk about it," Chastity Vicencio wrote. "It's thrilling, stressful, at times hilarious, and haunting. It takes you on an unforgettable ride resulting in an ending that you will never see coming. The class divide at the heart of the film is something that is universally relatable, and will make you question your own biases. Bong Joon-ho is a master filmmaker."
Following the huge success of Parasite, HBO announced that it was adapting the movie for a new TV series. The limited series will add more depth and detail to the story. "So I had all these key ideas accumulated from when I started writing the script," the director said. "I just couldn't include all those ideas in the two-hour running time of the film, so they're all stored in my iPad and my goal with this limited series is to create a six-hour-long film."
For more on the 92nd Academy Awards, check out GameSpot's full rundown of all the winners.
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