Parasite makes history by winning best picture award in Oscars 2020

Parasite, South Korean film has been named best picture at this year’s Oscars, and become the first non-English language film to take the top prize.

Then comes to best actress award, it goes to Renee Zellweger for playing Judy Garland in Judy. Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor for Joker.

And Laura Dern and Brad Pitt scooped the supporting acting awards for their roles in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and the Marriage Story respectively.


The movie, Parasite won total four awards while Sir Sam Mendes’s 1917 took the three.

The most favourite was win by the World War One epic and the best picture but its awards all came in technical categories.

Parasite team seems to be in paradise

The director of Parasite Bong Joon-ho beat the Sir Sam to the prize for best director, and also took the award of best original screenplay.

Parasite film is a vicious social satire about the two families from different classes in Seoul, one live in poverty in a semi-basement, and the other is rich family residing in a large home.

Parasite has now managed what no other subtitled film has done in 92-year history of the Academy Awards and it won the best picture.

Bong said that “I feel like I’ll wake up to find it’s all a dream. It all feels very surreal”.

The movie producer Kwak Sin-ae, who said while collecting the trophy, “I’m speechless. We never imagined this to happen. I feel like a very opportune moment in history is happening right now.”


Pitt was the first winner of the Oscar night and he immediately used his speech, to attack in the way the impeachment proceedings held against US President Donald Trump were handled.

While talking he also referred to the fact that the Republican senators voted against and allowing the witnesses including the former National Security Adviser John Bolton to give evidence.

“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” he said. “I’m thinking maybe Quentin does a movie about it and in the end the adults do the right thing.”