“Parasite” Wins Best Picture For Foreign Language Film At The “77th Golden Globe Awards”

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Bong Joon Ho’s film, Parasite, continues to garner awards and recognitions all over the world.

Parasite has won the Best Picture for Foreign Language Film at the 77th Golden Globe Awards last January 5th. It is also the first-ever Korean film to have won at the said awards show.

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The movie had three nominations – Best Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Foreign Language Film. Notably, it is seldom for a foreign film to be nominated under three categories which marks another historical event.

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The award-winning movie, Parasite, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival where it had received its first award by winning the highest prize. In fact, it is also the first Korean film to earn the Palme d’Or award in the festival. Since then, the film have received numerous successes through wins and nominations from guilds and critics associations internationally.

During Bong Joon Ho’s acceptance speech, he had emphasized how cinemas are connected as it only speaks one language.

“Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films,” Bong said through an interpreter. “Just being nominated along with fellow amazing international filmmakers was a huge honor. I think we use only one language: the cinema.”

In addition, the film has grossed over $128 million worldwide to date, which includes more than $23 million in the US, and becoming the highest-grossing foreign-language film of the year.

Furthermore, the internationally-acclaimed film also bagged honors given by LA Film Critics and Chicago Film Critics. It is also the biggest winner at the 40th Blue Dragon Awards.

Parasite is one of the shortlisted nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards happening on February 9, 2020. The final release of the nominees will be announced on January 13.

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Source: Forbes | Los Angeles Times

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