Oscars 2020: ‘Parasite’ wins best original screenplay

Parasite made history on Monday after it won four accolades at the Oscars 2020, becoming the first foreign-language film and the first South Korean film to win the Academy Award for best picture! The 92nd Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on February 9 local time (February 10 in Korea)—with Parasite emerging as the biggest winner of the night!

Here’s the summary of the Oscars 2020 results for Parasite:

  • Wins: 4
  • Nominated: 2

Best Picture:

FORD V FERRARI — Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold, Producers

THE IRISHMAN — Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers

JOJO RABBIT — Carthew Neal, Taika Waititi and Chelsea Winstanley, Producers

JOKER — Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers

LITTLE WOMEN — Amy Pascal, Producer

MARRIAGE STORY — Noah Baumbach and David Heyman, Producers

1917 — Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall, Producers

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD — David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, and Quentin Tarantino, Producers

PARASITE — Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers (WINNER)

Best Director:

Martin Scorsese — THE IRISHMAN

Todd Phillips — JOKER

Sam Mendes — 1917



Best International Feature Film:

CORPUS CHRISTI (Poland) — Directed by Jan Komasa

HONEYLAND (North Macedonia) — Directed by Ljubo Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska

LES MISÉRABLES (France) — Directed by Ladj Ly

PAIN AND GLORY (Spain) — Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

PARASITE (South Korea) — Directed by Bong Joon-ho (WINNER)

Best Original Screenplay:

KNIVES OUT — Rian Johnson

MARRIAGE STORY — Noah Baumbach

1917 — Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns


PARASITE — Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won (WINNER)

Best Film Editing:

FORD V FERRARI — Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland (WINNER)

THE IRISHMAN — Thelma Schoonmaker

JOJO RABBIT — Tom Eagles

JOKER — Jeff Groth

PARASITE — Yang Jin-mo

Best Production Design:

THE IRISHMAN — Production Design: Bob Shaw; Set Decoration: Regina Graves

JOJO RABBIT — Production Design: Ra Vincent; Set Decoration: Nora Sopková

1917 — Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD — Production Design: Barbara Ling; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh (WINNER)

PARASITE — Production Design: Lee Ha-jun; Set Decoration: Cho Won-woo

For the complete list of winners, go to this official Oscars page. You can read more information about Parasite below.

Parasite Korean film poster
Promotional Poster for Parasite

Parasite is a genre-crossing drama about a poor family who worms its way into the lives of a rich household. It stars Song Kang-ho (A Taxi Driver), Jang Hye-jin (Mothers), Lee Sun-kyun (Jo Pil-Ho: The Dawning Rage), Cho Yeo-jeong (Casa Amor: Exclusive For Ladies), Lee Jung-eun (Let Us Meet Now), Choi Woo-shik (The Divine Fury), Park So-dam (Ode to the Goose), Jung Ji-so (The Tiger), Jeong Hyun-jun, and Park Myung-hoon (Ash Flower).

The film has taken the world by storm since it premiered in May 2019, having won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Best Foreign Language Film at the 77th Golden Globe Awards, and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Listed below are the most recent/upcoming drama appearances of some cast members of Parasite:

Jang Hye-jin — Crash Landing On You (ongoing)

Lee Sun-kyun — Diary Of A Prosecutor (ongoing)

Cho Yeo-jeong — Woman Of 9.9 Billion (2019-2020)

Lee Jung-eun — When The Camellia Blooms (2019)

Choi Woo-shik — The Package (2017)

Park So-dam — Cinderella And The Four Knights (2016)

Jung Ji-so — The Cursed (upcoming)

Jeong Hyun-jun — Vagabond (2019)

Park Myung-hoon — Crash Landing On You (ongoing)

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