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Amid cheers and cheers, this Sunday a South Korean film made history at the Oscars.
Parasite (“Parasites”) became the first non-English speaking film to win the award for best film.
The film, which has also been a box office success and won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, achieved three other major accolades at the Oscars in the categories of directing, original screenplay and international film.
“I’m going to drink until dawn”said director Bong Joon-ho upon receiving the award for best director, in an emotional speech in which he paid tribute to fellow nominee Martin Scorsese.
Although it was the great favorite, Parasite competed with other acclaimed feature films: the war drama 1917, which triumphed in technical categories, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood(“Once upon a time in Hollywood”). For his performance in the latter, Brad Pitt won the award for best supporting actor.
This is the complete list of winners.
- Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
- Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Best animated film
Best Production Design
- Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
- Learning to Skateborad in a Warzone (if you are a girl)
Best Direction of Photography
Best special effects
Best makeup and hairstyle
Best international film
- (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, Rocketman
‘Parasite‘ and his great triumph
“This doesn’t feel real, it’s damn crazy,” “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho said in the press room.
The filmmaker, who in South Korea is one of the most popular filmmakers, said that his plans will not change after he has achieved the highest recognition from the Academy.
“I will continue working on two projects, one in Korean and one in English,” he said.
In his thank you speech on stage when he won for best director, thanked one of his idols, Martin Scorsese, who was nominated in the same category for The Irishman (“The Irish”).
“There is a saying that is in my heart: ‘the most personal is the most creative’. That’s what the great Martin Scorsese said, “he said, followed by a standing ovation for the American director.
When asked in the press room if his film meant a change in the acceptance of films with subtitles for the US public, he replied: “It is no longer necessary to think about barriers... Europe, Asia, the United States … we have to overcome those barriers and think about the art of cinema “.
Pitt y Phoenix
Actors Brad Pitt and Joaquin Phoenix each won accolades for the first time for performances that had already been recognized at previous awards.
In an emotional speech, Phoenix addressed the issue of the climate crisis and issued a call to action.
“We have become so disconnected from the natural world and what many of us are guilty of is a self-centered view of the world, of believing that we are the center of the universe, “he said.
He closed his speech on a more personal note, remembering his late brother River, who died at 23 after an overdose of heroin and cocaine.
“When he was 17 years old, he wrote this letter: Run to the rescue with love and peace will follow‘”she said, fighting back tears.
Brad Pitt, for his part, he turned away from humorous speeches like the one he gave at the Golden Globes and criticized the American politics.
“They told me I only have 45 seconds, 45 seconds longer than what the Senate gave John Bolton this week. Maybe Quentin (Tarantino) makes a movie about that,” he said, referring to the director of the film for which he received the award. prize.
Pitt was referring to the fact that the US Senate did not accept witnesses in the trial against President Donald Trump.
The testimony of Bolton, a former National Security adviser, could have been key. Trump was ultimately acquitted.
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“Parasite” makes history at the Oscars: these are the winners of the Hollywood Academy Awards – BBC News World