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“Parasite” Wins Awards Given By LA Film Critics + Bags 2020 Golden Globe Nominations

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South Korean black comedy film, Parasite, continues to claim accolades and praises.

The film critics association in Los Angeles awarded “Parasite” with three prizes. The film has won the Best Film, Best Director for Bong Joon Ho, and Best Supporting Actor for Song Kang Ho.

“Parasite” also bagged three 2020 Golden Globe Nominations namely Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. It is the first time a South Korean film entered the final list in the Golden Globe Awards.

The film will compete with “The Farewell” by Lulu Wang, “Pain and Glory” by Pedro Almodovar, “Les Miserables” by Ladj Ly and “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” by Celine Sciamma, for the Best Foreign Language Film category.

Director Bong Joon Ho is nominated for the Best Director category. The other nominees are Todd Phillips of “Joker,” Martin Scorsese of “The Irishman,” Quentin Tarantino of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and Sam Mendes of “1917.”

For the Best Screenplay award, “Parasite” is opposing “Marriage Story” written and directed by Noah Baumbach, “The Two Popes” written by Anthony McCarten, “The Irishman” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

Adding to its roster of accomplishments, Parasite is also South Korea’s entry to the best foreign-language film category at the Academy Awards happening in February.

The worldwide success of Parasite continues garnering more recognition. It is now the highest-grossing Korean film in the US reaching nearly $20 million ticket sales.

Parasite revolves around two families that are quite opposite. It depicts the difference between the social class system, one being poor and one rich.  It won the top prize, the Palme d’Or, at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

READ: K-Movie Review: “Parasite” Puts A Spotlight On The Disparity Between Social Classes

Source: The Korean Herlald

Image Credit: CN