Bong Joon-ho and ‘Parasite’ sweep Best Director & Best Film, amazing!!!

Oscars 2020 Nominees Luncheon



Parasite took home every major award it was nominated for!! Bong Joon-ho won Best Director!!!! WE ARE FEASTING, BONG HIVE!!! Bong Joon-ho won his fourth Oscar of the night – his first was for Original Screenplay, his second was for Best International Film, his third was for Best Director and fourth for Best Film. After the second one, he was ready to start drinking, and he seemed truly shocked to win for Director. Most of his speech was in Korean, but he spoke in English briefly to recognize that he’s a lifelong stan of Martin Scorsese, who he was nominated against. He also said “Quentin I love you” to Tarantino, and thanked QT for always recognizing his work. He thanked Sam Mendes and Jokerface too, then joked he would “drink until next morning.” And that was before they took home Best Picture!!

I saw most of the nominated films and out of all of them, Parasite was the one that stuck with me the most. I’m still thinking about it, and I’m still sort of haunted by it. The performances were top-notch, the world Bong Joon-ho created was incredible and the story was perfect. IT IS ALL HAPPENING. It happened!! What’s also great is that I genuinely believe that Bong Joon-ho didn’t believe he was a contender for the big awards. He was shocked.

It’s been so long since the actual BEST FILM actually won BEST FILM. I’m so emotional and I wish I could buy Bong Joon-ho all the drinks!

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  1. Coco says:


  2. Gatorlover says:

    Wonderful news

  3. Lucy2 says:

    I still haven’t seen it, but I’m just glad it wasn’t Joker !

  4. Nannie says:


    • The Recluse says:

      I love that the audience started shouting for them to Bring them up! And up went the lights!

  5. Thanks says:


  6. Adrien says:

    Well deserved.

  7. minx says:

    That’s wonderful.

  8. A.Key says:

    I can’t believe Oscar voters still have taste for what’s actually good. Amazing.
    So happy for everyone who worked on Parasite.

  9. Over It says:

    Great news. The Academy finally gets over it’s xenophobia. Next step scrap the Best International Feature Film category and nominate the best films in the Best Film category regardless of their language.

    • Goldie says:

      I don’t mind having an international film category. It helps bring attention to films that otherwise might not get much attention in the U.S. International films can still be nominated for best picture as well. BTW they changed the category to Best Foreign Language film.

      • josephine says:

        I agree, I think it brings in more films, and that’s a good thing.

      • lemonylips says:

        Unfortunately the problem with that category is not always having the best films in it. First, each country nominates their candidates. In EU film societies are even more closed up than Hollywood. Sometimes not the best films are chosen but the most politically correct or suitable connection vise. This is also based on the soft money funding policy. And then, once nominated, film needs to be distributed in certain amounts of cinemas so that it can be seen by Academy members, who usually do not care at all. From those films, only several end up in this category, mostly those who end up having good connection and money to back them up. So, no, this is not an ideal position for foreign films.

  10. S808 says:

    PERIODDD!!!! But fuck the producers for trying to cut off the cast while they were speaking!

  11. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    I fully expected 1917 to win, so this was a pleasant surprise!

  12. Nic919 says:

    It was great to see the best film this year actually win. It is a very powerful film that has a universal message and everyone should see it.

  13. Lou says:

    Yes! Brilliant film and well deserved!!

  14. Lipreng says:

    Absolutely loved his shout-outs to Scorsese and Tarantino. He is clearly a hugely passionate film nerd and deserving of these awards.

    • Original T.C. says:

      Tarantino has been a big fan of Bong Joon-ho for a while. They’ve been friends for almost a decade now.

  15. Ai says:

    Well deserved and it is one of the best films recently. I had no idea going in and it still makes me think about it. Sooo happy and amazing to all involved.

  16. whybother says:

    I’m ready to accept that Parasite will only win one (international category) but it is truly a surprise especially when it wins Best Picture~
    Congrats to Parasite and Bong Joon Ho
    I hope this means we gonna see other foreign film getting the recognition after this

  17. Lucy says:

    I’m only slightly bummed that Almodovar didn’t get the Best Foreign Film statue but! BUT!!! This is incredible and will go down in history!!!!!!

    • horseandhound says:

      I adore almodovar’s intimate, emotional film. it’s a shame it didn’t win, but with this masterpiece, it had no chance. both amazing movies. I’m still so, so happy parasite won best picture, director and original screenplay. I don’t remember a movie as striking, as original, as one of a kind, as mind blowing as this one. I wish non american movies got more space. I have seen so many amazing european films in the last 5 years and nobody talked about them.

    • Coz' says:

      I highly recommend Les Misérables, the French movie nominated : it is excellent

      • Lucy says:

        I saw the brief clips while the nominees were being announced and it did look amazing!! Deff gotta watch that.

  18. JJ says:

    I was so surprised too! Bong seems like such a funny, warm guy, I love his speeches and anecdotes.

    This film was so great and so deserving. I was trying to explain it to my fourteen year old in a way she would connect with and all I could think of was that it really is the kind of film that sticks with you, haunts you. Such amazing world building. It also made me rethink my sensitivity to smells when I’m on the bus (ugh!) and today the sun came out for the first time in a while (west coast rainy winter) and I couldn’t help but think about this movie and try to appreciate that the sun was actually shining in my windows.

  19. Leriel says:

    I can’t believe that this happened, I am so f*cking happy, this movie is the best, fairness is real!

  20. Mei says:

    I’m so happy for them! I’ve not seen it yet but I can’t wait to catch it soon. Fingers crossed it opens more people’s eyes to the great films (and of course all other types of media) that are made around the world.

  21. lemonylips says:

    I’ve canceled Oscars. I thought they were the most irrelevant prize, but I have to give them credit – giving Parasite everything it really deserved was brilliant to witness. Bravo! I just hope they don’t go back to white dudes only club for the next 5 years now. We need this. Oscars need to become more like this.

  22. June says:

    I read Hollywood Reporter Oscar Predictions. 🤣
    They got actor guesses right anyway.

  23. msd says:

    I admired Parasite but didn’t love it: it’s not my fave film of 2019 (tie between Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Pain & Glory) …I do love that it won though!! And I especially love how upset xenophobes and racists are by its historic win.

    Green Book to Parasite … what a pivot.

  24. Cee says:

    I share your excitement. I actually jumped from the couch and pumped my fist in the air (?) I was that excited.
    Parasite was, in fact, the best film amongst the rest. I watched it twice at the movies once it opened in Argentina. It stays with you.

  25. Allergy says:

    How come some foreign films are in the Best Picture category and some in the Foreign Film category? I don’t understand this system.
    Looking forward to seeing Parasite!

  26. Ellie says:

    In the minority here. I thought Sam Mendes should have won for best director. 1917 looked like a beast to organize and control and it was brilliantly done.

    Parasite was my pick for best film and screenplay. So glad it won. Wish there had been acting wins, too.

  27. Mireille says:

    IMO, the only reason to have watched this year’s Oscars. PARASITE was everything a Best Movie should be. Congrats to the entire Bong Joon-ho and team!

  28. KellyRyan says:

    Thank you for all the high marks for Parasite, looking forward to it. I enjoyed the nod to Scorsese. For anyone who has an interest I recommend, Il Mio Viaggio Di Italia, My Voyage to Italy, Scorsese documentary on the history of Italian filmmaking.

  29. Case says:

    This was awesome and so well deserved.

    I know the Oscars have a lot of issues, but I truly love Oscar night. The ceremony itself is always fun to watch (last nights performances were beautiful) and surprises like this make it exciting. I love that I get a night where my love of film makes me feel connected to the world!

  30. Diana B says:

    I was SO happy Parasite won all it did. It was my favorite movie of the nominees, followed by Jojo Rabbit and it deserved everything it got. I was especially happy everytime Joker lost something to Parasite, because that was hot garbage. So yeah, it was lovely seeing Boong joon-Ho all those times accepting all those awards.

  31. MellyMel says:

    I have been screaming for months that Parasite deserved ALL of the awards and I was in tears last night! So so happy for Bong Joon-ho and the rest of the cast and crew! It was all well deserved! I hate that the cast didn’t get any individual recognition during this awards season, but baby steps i guess. Anyways #BongHive

  32. Deadnotsleeping says:

    Is Parasite scary? I haven’t watched it yet because its a rated R thriller and thats not usually my jam. Also because while I don’t mind subtitles, they do take more attention and I’m usually trying to do a billion other things while having a movie on as background (which is why I love Netflix comedy specials. I put them on and can listen half heartedly while I go about my work.)

    • LP says:

      I can’t too gory/really scary movies and I loved parasite!! Trust me, block off two hours and immerse yourself- you’ll be glad you did. It’s a drama/thriller with some really dark comedy moments and it just works perfectly!

    • pamspam says:

      Co-sign what LP said. It’s more suspenseful than scary. When I watch movies at home, my attention span is not great and I’m easily distracted, so I was afraid the subtitles would be too much for me. But I can honestly say this had my attention from beginning to end.

  33. Sass says:

    Fantastic!! I love that they did so well. What an upset!

  34. Annetommy says:

    I saw Parasite the other day and it was very good. Not a masterpiece and I was a tiny bit underwhelmed. I thought Once…Hollywood was a significantly better film.

  35. Faye G says:

    I haven’t seen it, I don’t know what it’s about, but I’m really glad he won and he looks so happy!

  36. Mew says:

    A story of mental illness, people being treated wrong taking very violent and bloody revenge… And now it’s amazing and praise worthy? Not overwrought, not glorifying violence, not problematic. Interesting how opinions go.