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Parasite Director Bong Joon-Ho Apologises To Oscars Engravers For Having Too Many Awards

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Parasite Director Bong Joon-Ho Apologises To Oscars Engravers For Having Too Many Awards

Overnight, Bong Joon-ho's profile has been boosted massively. The Parasite director made history, with his film becoming the first non-English language movie to win the Best Picture award. You can watch his acceptance speech below:

On top of this, the South Korean also won Best Director, Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay.

As such, the 50-year-old felt the need to apologise when it came to handing over the awards to the engravers.

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He said: "I'm so sorry for this hard work, there's too many."


Prior to this, he endeared himself to both the celebrity audience and viewers at home with a very classy Best Director acceptance speech, during which he paid tribute to Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino.

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Speaking via a translator, he said: "After winning Best International Feature, I thought I was done for the day and was ready to relax. Thank you so much.

"When I was young and studying cinema, there was a saying that I carved deep into my heart which is 'the most personal is the most creative'.

"When I was in school, I studied Martin Scorsese's films. Just to be nominated was a huge honour. I never thought I would win.

Bong Joon-ho with one of his many Oscars. Credit: PA
Bong Joon-ho with one of his many Oscars. Credit: PA
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"When people in the US were not familiar with my film, Quentin always put my films on his list. He's here. Thank you so much.

"And Todd [Phillips] and Sam [Mendes], great directors that I admire, if the Academy allows, I would like to get a Texas Chainsaw, split the Oscar trophy into five, and share it with all of you."

As if this wasn't great enough, Bong then signed off himself, saying: "Thank you. I will drink until next morning. Thank you."

Thoroughly deserved too. Here's hoping he's still supping on champagne somewhere in Hollywood.

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His psychological thriller and social satire was originally released in South Korea in May 2019 and stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam.

It follows the Kim family, who are struggling to make ends meet while they slum it in a small basement apartment.

When one of them finds work with the much wealthier Park family as a tutor, the rest of the family decide to de-camp and infiltrate the Parks' home. Needless to say, that does not go too well for them.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment, Oscars

Jake Massey
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