Oscars 2020 : Bong Joon-ho's Parasite sweeps top prize Best director, International film

Oscars 2020 : Bong Joon-ho's Parasite  sweeps top prize Best director, International film

South Korean satire directed by Bong Joon-ho sweeps top prize after also winning best director, international film and original screenplay

After an awards season marked by its predictability, the Oscars delivered a spectacular final-reel twist on Sunday evening, naming capitalist satire Parasite best picture

Bong Joon-ho’s comedy-drama about an impoverished family who infiltrate the household of a wealthier one is the first film not in the English language to take the top prize. It also took best director, best original screenplay and best international film.

Bong paid tribute to Scorsese in his best director speech, saying that, when he was young, he “carved deep into my heart” a quote by Scorsese: “The most personal is the most creative.”

He also thanked Tarantino for championing his work: “Quentin, I love you.”