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

Jake Massey

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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.


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.


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

"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.


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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