The acclaimed South Korean film ‘Parasite’ became this Sunday, February 9, 2020 won the best film award. The first foreign-language film to succeed in the best film category of the Oscars.
During the gala, held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Bong Joon-Ho’s feature film, which talks about social gaps, harvested four statuettes, including the best director.
Bong Joon-ho told Vulture’s E. Alex Jung that the Oscars were not an international film festival. They were very local.
Parasite had since then an unprecedented box office performance for the cinematography of that country abroad. It was the most-watched English-language film of 2019).
Through the red carpet unfolded on the outskirts of the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles parades from nominated celebrities; and other guests to these awards parade from the start of the delivery of the coveted statuettes.
Bong Joon-ho and cast members and production team of ‘Parasite’ took the Dolby Theater stage to receive the Oscar for best film.
At 20:00, the gala began singer Janelle Monae opened the celebration with a musical number dedicated to the Oscars. Some of the nominated films inspired the outfits of his dancers.
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The singer Janelle Monáe opened the night of this February 9, 2020, the Oscar gala.
Before closing her presentation, Monae referred to the absence of nominated female directors and said she proud to be on stage as an Afro-descendant woman and from the LGBTI community.
Chris Rock and Steve Martin were the first presenters of the gala to take the stage of the Dolby Theater. They referred to the mistake made at the Oscars two years ago. When they announced the winner of the best movie category mistake as ‘La La Land’ and the prize really for Moonlight. Martin and Rock said, once again, that women were missing in the nominees for best director. Something that earned several criticisms of the Academy.
They also referred to the lack of black people nominated and this Oscar only one chose in this edition.