'Parasite' Just Won The Academy Award For Best Picture

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'Parasite' Just Won The Academy Award For Best Picture
"Parasite" just won the Oscar for best picture — becoming the first non-English-language film to ever win the Academy's top prize.
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"Parasite" just won the Oscar for best picture — becoming the first non-English-language film to ever win the Academy's top prize.

["Rich people are really gullible."]

The film, which is about class struggles between a poor family and their rich employers, is also the first title from South Korea to ever get nominated for an Academy Award. It was one of this year's favorites leading up to the awards ceremony, where it was also notably nominated for best director, best original screenplay and best international film.

Prior to the Oscars, "Parasite" also won the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'or, the Screen Actors Guild award for best ensemble in a motion picture and the BAFTA for best original screenplay.

In an interview with The New York Times, director Bong Joon-ho said: "I think it just shows that 'Parasite' isn't a film that came out of nowhere. Korean cinema has a very long history, and 'Parasite' is a continuation of all the Korean films that came before. It's an extension of our history."