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'Parasite' from South Korea makes Oscar history with best picture win

Updated: 2020-02-10 13:09
Bong Joon-ho accepts the Oscar for Best Director for "Parasite" at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, US, February 9, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

LOS ANGELES - South Korean social satire "Parasite" won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first film not in the English language to win the movie industry's highest honor.

"Parasite," about the gap between rich and poor in modern Seoul, won a total of four Oscars, including best director and screenplay for Bong Joon Ho and best international feature.

Kwak Sin Ae receives the Oscar for Best Picture for "Parasite" from Jane Fonda at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, US, February 9, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

"I never thought I would win," Bong said while accepting his best director Oscar. Paying tribute to his four fellow director nominees he said, "I would like to get a Texas chainsaw and split the Oscar into five and share it all with you."

Joaquin Phoenix poses with his Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for “Joker” in the photo room during the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, US, February 9, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

Joaquin Phoenix won his first Oscar, for best actor, for playing a failing clown who finds fame in violence in the dark comic-book tale "Joker," and gave an impassioned speech about climate change and animal rights.

Renee Zellweger accepts the Oscar for Best Actress for "Judy" at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, US, February 9, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

Renee Zellweger won the best actress Oscar for her performance as an ageing Judy Garland in the musical biopic "Judy."

World War One movie "1917" won three Oscars, for its stunning "one-shot" feel cinematography, for visual effects and for sound editing, while "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" brought the first acting Oscar for Brad Pitt, who played a supporting role as a laid-back stunt man.

Laura Dern poses with the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in a "Marriage Story'' in the photo room at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, US, February 9, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

Laura Dern took the supporting actress Oscar, her first Academy Award, for playing a ruthless divorce lawyer in "Marriage Story."

Netflix movie "The Irishman" a costly Mafia saga directed by Martin Scorsese that had 10 Oscar nominations, came away empty- handed.

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Oscar winners 2020

Best picture: "Parasite", Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers

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"

Animated feature film: "Toy Story 4"

Cinematography: "1917"

Costume design: "Little Women"

Directing: "Parasite"

Documentary (feature): "American Factory"

Documentary (short subject): "Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)"

Film editing: "Ford v Ferrari"

International feature film: "Parasite"

Makeup and hairstyling: "Bombshell"

Music (original score): "Joker"

Music (original song): "I’m Gonna) Love Me Again" from Rocketman

Production design: "Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood"

Short film (animated): "Hair Love"

Short film (live action: "The Neighbor's Window"

Sound editing: "Ford v Ferrari"

Sound mixing: "1917"

Visual effects: "1917"

Writing (adapted screenplay): "Jojo Rabbit"

Writing (original screenplay): "Parasite"

 

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