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Parasite’s Bong Joon-ho Wins Best Director, Pays Tribute to Fellow Nominees

Parasite’s Bong Joon-ho Wins Best Director, Pays Tribute to Fellow Nominees

Bong Joon-ho continues to make history at the 2020 Academy Awards!

The Korean director took home the award for Best Director at the event at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

This is Bong‘s third award after also winning Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film. If the film also wins Best Picture, he’ll take home all four awards he was nominated for this evening!

Parasite is the first movie from South Korea to win in these categories at the Oscars.

The other nominees for Best Director were The Irishman‘s Martin Scorsese, Joker‘s Todd Phillips, 1917‘s Sam Mendes, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s Quentin Tarantino.

During his acceptance speech, Bong paid tribute to his fellow nominees, specifically singling out Scorsese and Tarantino for inspiring him while he was coming up in the industry.

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Posted to: 2020 Oscars, Bong Joon-ho, Oscars, Parasite

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