Oscars 'inclusivity Leap' Not Unnoticed As Korean 'Parasite' Wins Best Picture - A First

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The Academy Awards have taken a step to make the 'all-white male nominations' a little more inclusive with South Korean film Parasite winning Best Picture

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:

After South Korean film director Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite created history by becoming the first non-English speaking film to win the 'Best Picture' Oscar on Sunday, the Academy Awards have taken a step to make the 'all-white male nominations' a little more inclusive. Bong Joon Ho - the movie's director made this fact more evident by giving his speech in his mother tongue - Korean. Reports state that only 11 other non-English speaking movies have previously been nominated for Best Picture.

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Parasite wins Best picture

Apart from Best Picture, Parasite also won Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film. Bong Joon Ho humbly accepted the awards, saying," I am happy to be the first recipient of the award under the new category 'Best International Feature Film'. I applaud the new direction this name symbolises". The category was previously named 'Best Foreign Language'.

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What is Parasite about?

Parasite a commentary on class warfare revolves around the story of a poor family living in semi-basement who eventually manipulate a rich family to hiring them, only to learn a much darker secret. The film was praised unanimously for its representation of the current class divide and also for its accurate depiction of the struggles of being poor. It recently also won the best original screenplay honor at Saturday’s Writers Guild Awards.

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