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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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'Parasite' Becomes First Foreign Film to Win Best Cast at SAG Awards 2020 (Video)

The cast of Parasite makes history at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards!

Jang Hye-jin, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Jung Hyun-joon, Jung Ji-so, Lee Jung-eun, Lee Sun-kyun, Park So-dam, and Song Kang-ho took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture on Sunday (January 19) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

This makes Parasite the first foreign language film to win the award!

It beat out Bombshell, The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Jojo Rabbit.

Backstage, director and writer Bong Joon-Ho said about the film’s Oscar chances through his translator (via Deadline), “It is true that the momentum is building, and we are a part of the awards race, but I think today was truly important as these actors were acknowledged by fellow peers and that’s the greatest joy of this night. With regard to the Oscars, no one can predict what will happen.”

Watch their speech below.

READ MORE: ‘Parasite’ Cast Gets Standing Ovation While Presenting at SAG Awards 2020!

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'Parasite' Cast Gets Standing Ovation While Presenting at SAG Awards 2020!

The cast of Parasite appears together on stage at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday (January 19) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The stars of the Korean film received a standing ovation from the audience when they walked on stage to present a clip from their movie.

The following actors from the film are nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Jang Hye-jin, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Jung Hyun-joon, Jung Ji-so, Lee Jung-eun, Lee Sun-kyun, Park So-dam, and Song Kang-ho.

Parasite is the second foreign film to ever be nominated for the SAG Awards’ Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The movie has six nominations at the Oscars, including Best Picture!

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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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