When Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite received the ultimate Oscar of the night on the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday night time, followers of the globally resonant movie had been thrilled.
Maybe nobody was extra excited than writer-director Bong, who capped off his historic night time by trying adoringly at his Greatest Image trophy, in a second that was made to be memed.
The win was a history-making award, as Parasite is the primary non-English-language film ever to win the award within the Academy’s 92 years of ceremonies. “I really feel like a really opportune second in historical past is occurring proper now,” producer Kwak Sin-ae mentioned in the course of the group’s acceptance.
Bong’s response completely captured how the movie’s followers appeared to be feeling.
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The Greatest Image win was Parasite‘s fourth of the night time, after clinching Greatest Director, Greatest International Language Movie and Greatest Authentic Screenplay. Bong turned the second director of Asian descent to seize the consideration, following Ang Lee (Lifetime of Pi, Brokeback Mountain).
The best way Bong delightfully studied his award was not his first meme-making second of the awards season. Bong beforehand made waves for his assertion that the Oscars ceremony itself was “very native.” On the 2020 Golden Globes, he inspired Individuals to observe extra foreign-language movies. “When you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you may be launched to so many extra wonderful movies,” he mentioned.
Clearly, the web has turn out to be extraordinarily invested in Bong’s journey by means of the American awards season.
Now that the ultimate bow has been taken on the 2020 awards season, we are able to solely hope Bong retains this identical vitality for his seemingly future wins.
And the engraving second was simply as magical.