Parasite Wins Big At The 2020 Academy Awards

Parasite Wins Big At The 2020 Academy Awards

Last night (February 09, 2020) in Los Angeles, Parasite made history as the first non-English-language film to win Best Picture at the Oscars.

The film nabbed four wins in total at the 92nd Academy Awards, including best director for Bong Joon Ho, international feature film and original screenplay for Bong and co-writer Han Jin-won.

Universal’s 1917 nabbed three wins: for visual effects, cinematography and sound mixing.

To no one’s surprise, Renee Zellweger (Judy) and Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) took best actress and actor, with Laura Dern (Marriage Story) and Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood) winning the supporting awards.

Both Phoenix and Zellweger spoke of our “commonality” and what unites humanity despite our challenges. “I believe we have become very disconnected from the natural world,” said Phoenix, a champion for animal rights who said he is an opponent of “isms” such as racism.

Zellweger, whose parents came from Europe, won previously as supporting actress in Cold Mountain. She thanked the usual colleagues and collaborators, including “my immigrant folks, who came here with nothin’ but each other and the American dream. How about this!” She also thanked a long list of people she admired, including Fred Rogers, first responders — “our heroes.” She said that although Judy Garland, the screen icon Zellweger portrays in the film, never won an adult Oscar, she considered this award “certainly for you.”