In the recent 92nd Academy Awards, Parasite made history as it became the sixth foreign language film to win the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
As this class warfare thriller triumphantly showcased dynamic tension, it is deemed to join the likes of Marie-Louise, The Red Balloon, Divorce Italian Style, A Man and a Woman, and Talk to Her with the honor. Its win is unquestionable as it was extraordinarily written granting audiences from different walks of life resonate to the tragicomedy tale on social inequality.
The said Oscar was only the latest in the film’s remarkable collection of accolades, which started the with the Palme d’Or at Cannes last year, and more recently the original screenplay honors at the Writers Guild of America and BAFTA Awards.
It has also lunged the South Korean black comedy further with its winning of the top honors at the SAG Awards when it won for Best Ensemble.
Parasite was nominated for an additional five Oscars on Sunday night, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Production Design, and Best International Feature Film.
In the end, it won for Best Director, Best International Feature Film, and Best Picture, wrapping up a truly historic night for the film which could be a catalyst for a more impressive and inclusive lineup of nominations in the future.