'Parasite' beats Hollywood films to win 4 Oscars, director Bong Joon-Ho gives acceptance speech in Korean

What a time to be alive.

Tanya Ong | February 10, 2020, 01:12 PM

South Korean movie Parasite has just swept several Oscars today (Feb. 10).

Parasite making history

The movie has won the Best Picture, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Original Screenplay awards.

Director Bong Joon-Ho has also won the award for Best Director.

The movie is the first foreign film to win the Best Original Screenplay Oscar since Pedro Almodovar won Talk to Her in 2003.

It is also made history by being the first non-English-language film to win Best Picture.

It has beaten other nominations including Todd Phillips' Joker, Martin Scorsese's The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino.

Here's an adorable clip of Bong taking a moment to look at his Oscar:

Speaking in Korean

Bong gave most of his speeches in Korean, with the exception of the occasional English sentences or phrases.

Taking to the stage to receive the Best Original Screenplay award with co-writer Han Jin-won, director Bong Joon-Ho began his acceptance speech by saying, "Thank you, great honour, yeah."

He then switched to give his speech in Korean, which was then translated by an interpreter on stage.

In his speech, he explained that writing a screenplay is a "lonely process", and noted that they never write films to represent their country.

However, he added in English that "this is very first Oscar to South Korea."

Here's his speech for Best International Feature Film:

And Best Director, where he gave his speech mostly in Korean. He ended off in English, though, saying: "I will drink until next morning."


Top photo via Academy Awards FB