Parasite Becomes The First Non-English Movie To Win Best Picture Oscar

'Parasite' also won Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best International Feature.

Parasite was the big winner at the 2020 Academy Awards, taking home four prizes.

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Red hot: Director Bong Jong-Ho and the cast of 'Parasite' at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre. 

The comedy thriller made history as the first non-English language movie to scoop the coveted Best Picture honour, as well as taking the International Feature Film prize, while Bong Joon-Ho scooped both Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

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Speaking as he collected the International Feature Film award, which was previously known as Best Foreign Language Film, he said: "The category has a new name now, I'm so happy to be its first recipient under the new name.

"I applaud and support the new direction this change symbolises.​​​​​​​Poducer Kwak Sin-ae took the microphone when the cast and crew took to the stage at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre to accept Best Picture.

She said through a translator: "I'm speechless. We never imagined this would ever happen, we are so happy. I feel like a very opportune moment in history is happening right now.

"I express my deepest gratitude and respect to the Academy for making this decision."

Elsewhere at the ceremony, although it was snubbed in the major categories, 1917 still had a successful evening, taking home three prizes for visual effects, cinematography and sound mixing.

Joker star Joaquin Phoenix and Judy's Renee Zellweger won the Leading Actor and Actress prizes, while the Supporting Actor and Actress honours went to Brad Pitt for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood and Marriage Story actress Laura Dern.

Taika Waititi took home the Adapted Screenplay honour for Jojo Rabbit and Ford v Ferrari won two prizes, for sound editing and film editing.

Toy Story 4 was the winner of Animated Feature Film, and Animated Short Film went to Hair Love.

Here's the 92nd Academy Awards select list of winners (click here for the complete list):

Best Picture:


Best Director:

Bong Joon-Ho, Parasite

Actor in a Leading Role

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker 

Actress in a Leading Role:

Renée Zellweger, Judy

Actor in a Supporting Role:

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood 

Actress in a Supporting Role:

Laura Dern Marriage Story 

Original Screenplay:

Parasite, Screenplay by Bong Joon-Ho and Han Jin-Won

Adapted Screenplay:

Jojo Rabbit, Screenplay by Taika Waititi

Animated Feature Film:

Toy Story 4 


Catch the repeat telecast of the Oscars today (Feb 10) at 6pm (red carpet coverage) and 10.45pm (the main ceremony). You can also watch highlights on meWATCH. Parasite will be available on Viu Premium from Feb 16, and meWATCH from Mar 1.  

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