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'Parasite' Director Bong Joon-ho Reveals What Martin Scorsese Told Him After Oscar Win!

Oscar-winning Parasite director Bong Joon-ho is still on a high from his big win!

While attending a press conference for the film on Wednesday (February 19) in Seoul, South Korea, the Korean director said the film’s “biggest pleasure and the most significant meaning” to him is that it succeeded even though the audiences might feel uncomfortable with his explicit description of bitter wealth disparity in modern society.

“Audiences might hate that or feel uncomfortable to watch it but I thought the only option I can have for this movie is depicting the world we live as frankly as possible though that might be risky commercially,” Bong Joon-ho said (via THR).

Bong Joon-ho was joined by his cast members Song Kang-ho, Cho Yeo-jeong, Lee Sun-kyun, Park So-Dam, Chang Hye-jin, Lee Jeong-eun and Park Myung-Hoon, as well as editor Yang Jin-mo, writer Han Jin-won and producer Kwak Sin-ae at the press conference.

Parasite won the Best Picture category at the 2020 Oscars for the first time as a non-English language film, and director Martin Scorsese made sure to congratulate Bong Joon-ho on his big win.

“I just read his letter a few hours ago and it was an honor,” Bong said. “He said I did a good job and should rest, but only a little because he and everyone else was eagerly waiting for my next film.”

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Bong Joon-ho & 'Parasite' Cast Walk the Oscars Red Carpet!

The cast of Parasite has arrived at the 2020 Academy Awards on Sunday (February 9) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Director Bong Joon-ho joined cast members Choi Woo-shik, Kang-Ho Song, Lee Sun Gyun, Park So-dam, Cho Yeo-jeong, Lee Jeong-eun, Jang Hye-jin, and Park Myung-hoon at the event.

Parasite is up for six awards tonight – Best Picture, Best Director for Bong, Best Original Screenplay, Best International Feature Film, Best Production Design, and Best Film Editing.

A few weeks ago, Parasite became the first foreign film to win the award for Best Cast at the SAG Awards.

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Hollywood Celebrates the 'Parasite' Cast at Pre-Oscars Party!

Parasite is one of the most-nominated movies at this weekend’s Oscars and Hollywood stars gathered to celebrate the film on Friday night (February 7) at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.

Director and co-writer Bong Joon-ho and cast members Song Kang-Ho, Lee Jeong-eun, and Chang Hyae-jin were all in attendance at Vanity Fair and Saint Laurent‘s toast to Parasite.

Some of the Hollywood stars that stepped out for the event included Demi Moore and daughter Rumer Willis, Amber Heard with girlfriend Bianca Butti, Sylvia Hoeks, Kate Bosworth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Karl Glusman, cute couple Joe Keery and Maika Monroe, Justice Smith, Olivia Wilde, and Grammy winner Lil Nas X.

Parasite is nominated for six Oscars and it’s pretty much guaranteed to walk away with a minimum of one award. See the full list of nominations!

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Sam Rockwell, Chrissy Metz, & More Honor the Best Directors at DGA Awards 2020!

Sam Rockwell and Chrissy Metz appear on stage at the 2020 Directors Guild of America Awards on Saturday (January 25) at the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles.

Sam was at the event to honor his Jojo Rabbit director Taika Waititi, who was nominated for Best Director. Parasite‘s Bong Joon-ho received a tribute from the film’s star Lee Jeong-eun and The Irishman‘s Martin Scorsese (who did not attend) received a tribute from Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

Leonardo DiCaprio was at the event to honor Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s Quentin Tarantino while Sam Mendes won the Best Director award for 1917.

Honey Boy director Alma Har’el went home with the First-Time Feature Film Director award, which was presented by Catherine Hardwicke.

Bill Hader won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for his work on Barry.

Some more nominated directors in attendance included The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, Queen & Slim‘s Melina Matsoukas, AtlanticsMati Diop, When They See UsAva DuVernay, El Camino‘s Vince Gilligan, and Fosse/Verdon‘s Thomas Kail.

More stars in attendance included Anthony Anderson, Constance Zimmer, Terry Crews, Katheryn Winnick, Byron Bowers, Judd Apatow, and Christine Lahti.

FYI: Chrissy is wearing a Coyan dress, Anabela Chan earrings, and a Jared Lehr ring.

60+ pictures inside of celebs at the DGA Awards… More Here! »

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'Parasite' Wins Best Foreign Language Film at Golden Globes 2020!

Bong Joon-ho appears on stage to accept an award for Parasite at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (January 5) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The director accepted the award on behalf of the film when it won for Best Foreign Language Film. Also nominated were Pain and Glory, The Farewell, Les Miserables, and Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

Bong had an interpreter on stage with him to translate while he accepted the award. He encouraged fans to watch movies with subtitles!

In attendance at the event were Parasite actors Lee Jeong-eun, Cho Yeo-jeong, and Song Kang-ho.

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Olivia Wilde, Taylor Russell, & More Celebrate Their Spirit Awards Nominations at Brunch Event!

Olivia Wilde and Taylor Russell walk the carpet while attending the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees Brunch on Saturday (January 4) at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood, Calif.

The ladies are both nominated at the upcoming awards show – Olivia for Best First Feature for Booksmart and Taylor for Best Supporting Female for Waves.

Olivia was joined on the carpet by her film’s screenwriter, Katie Silberman.

More stars in attendance included Best Female Lead nominees Alfre Woodard (Clemency) and Mary Kay Place (Diane), Best Director nominee Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers), Best Supporting Female nominee Shuzhen Zhao with her The Farewell director Lulu Wang, and In The Heights director Jon M. Chu.

Parasite is nominated for Best International Film and the movie’s director Bong Joon-Ho and stars Song Kang-Ho and Lee Jeong-eun were all there.

READ MORE: See the full list of Spirit Awards nominees!

FYI: Olivia is wearing rings by Toni + Chloƫ Goutal and Retrouvai. Taylor is wearing Chanel.

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