Parasite director Bong Joon Ho took home several awards at the 92nd Academy Awards which became the first non-English film to win the main category of Best Picture. Bong Joon Ho also won the Best Director award at the Oscars 2020. However, Sam Mendes’ reaction at the win spoke a million words for the win. Mendes was also nominated in the category for the film, 1917. According to many fans, the director of 1917 who was in line for the win, had confidence that he could win after so many critical acclaims and accolades coming his way for the film. He won Best Director at the SAG, BAFTA and Directors Guild Awards. However, Bong Joon Ho managed to leap ahead at the Oscars 2020. Sam Mendes had a priceless reaction to the announcement of the results at the Oscars 2020.
Sam Mendes face when Bong was announced. LMAO he thought it was a lock. #Oscars— Jonah (@jms_187) February 10, 2020
South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho is only the second director to direct a foreign language film and win the best director category at the Oscars 2020. His film Parasite won in three main categories namely Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film. These four awards have added to the list of awards the film has won in the last month. The only previous director to enjoy a foreign language win before Bong Joon Ho is Alfonso Cuaron for the film Roma in 2018. Parasite’s Bong Joon Ho had some tough co-nominations to beat like Quentin Tarantino who directed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Todd Philips who directed Joker and also Sam Mendes who directed 1917.
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