‘Parasite’ becomes the first S. Korean film to win Golden Globes Awards

‘Parasite’ becomes the first S. Korean film to win Golden Globes Awards

It’s yet another award for the South Korean film ‘Parasite’.
It’s been honored at the Golden Globe awards as the year’s Best Foreign Language Film, becoming the first South Korean film to achieve that distinction.
Lee Min-sun tells us more. Another historic achievement for South Korean film ‘Parasite’, as it becomes the first South Korean film to win a Golden Globe.
It won Best Foreign Language Film at the award ceremony on Sunday local time in Los Angeles.
Before ‘Parasite’, no other South Korean film had even been nominated for a Golden Globe.
“Amazing and unbelievable.” That’s what director Bong said after receiving the award. He added it was a huge honor to be nominated along with fellow international filmmakers and said once audiences overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, they will be introduced to so many more amazing films.
“This is the third film from East Asia to win a Best Foreign Language Film award at the Golden Globes. It’s a great achievement for both South Korea and East Asia. Also, at least in the U.S., ‘Parasite’ has laid the groundwork for Korean films as audiences and film critics came into contact with South Korean cinema through ‘Parasite’.”
In May last year, ‘Parasite’ became the first South Korean film to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. And that was just the beginning. The black comedy has picked up awards from film critics associations, the most recent additions being the Best Picture and Best Screenplay awards from the U.S.-based National Society of Film Critics over the weekend and the Best Picture from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.
All of these are paving way for a possible win at the Oscars which would also be another unprecedented achievement for a South Korean film. ‘Parasite’ has been selected as South Korea’s entry in the category of Best International Feature Film and for Best Original Song at the upcoming Academy Awards in February.
The final nominations will be announced next week, and critics have been saying ‘Parasite’ could even be nominated for Best Picture and Best Director.
Lee Min-sun, Arirang News.

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