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Oscars 2020: Bong Joon Ho wins Best Director for 'Parasite'


Bong Joon Ho has shocked the world of Hollywood by winning the award for Best Director at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Edging out competition from the likes of Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Sam Mendes and more, the South Korean black comedy film Parasite has emerged victorious.

Starring the likes of Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, and Park So-dam, Parasite tells the story of “a poor household who scheme to become employed by a wealthy family by infiltrating the household and posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals.”

The film synopsis reads: “Greed and class discrimination threatens the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.”

Bong Joon Ho, clearly emotional about the shock result, paid tribute to Tarantino and Scorse which prompted a standing ovation for the Hollywood icons.

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