The Oscars are at all times an award present with some critical competitors, however the 2020 Best Director class had some critical pull in it. Names like Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino had been in there, alongside Sam Mendes, Bong Joon Ho, and Todd Philips.
It actually was anyone’s class, as all of the movies into account had been seen nearly as good. But up so far it seems to be like its Bong Joon Ho’s night time. After profitable awards for his screenplay and for the most effective worldwide movie, was fairly shocked himself to listen to his identify known as for greatest director.
While Bong Joon Ho’s identify is perhaps new to lots of people within the U.S. he is put collectively fairly the movie resume in South Korea, so the win possibly wasn’t the type upset it might need been, but when anyone understood simply what a monumental win it was, Bong Joon Ho himself definitely did.
As a part of his acceptance speech, Bong Joon Ho known as out Martin Scorsese, mentioning that, when he was learning movie, he studied the works of Martin Scorsese. The newly topped Best Director additionally made a particular shoutout to Quentin Tarantino. He stated that, earlier than most individuals in America truly knew who he was, Tarantino, would at all times embody Bong Joon Ho’s movies on lists of his favorites, one thing that was clearly appreciated.
Todd Philips and Sam Mendes additionally obtained talked about within the acceptance speech, however, with out disrespect to them, it was clear that Tarantino and Scorsese had been the 2 large influences on Bong Joon Ho, and so profitable the award over them, was a extremely large deal.
While international language movies aren’t totally ignored by the Academy, Parasite has clearly struck a nerve with them, as this film is getting way more love than most international language movies.
It was a really elegant acceptance speech from a man who clearly hadn’t written it prematurely. Bong Joon Ho definitely was of the opinion, as many most likely had been, that if Parasite gained the Oscar for greatest worldwide movie, it most likely would not win another main awards. That turned out to not be the case.
Of course, actually as I’m ending up penning this, Parasite wins the award for greatest Picture, so it actually was an enormous night time for Bong Joon Ho, it reallyb would not get any greater than this.
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