The prestigious awards ceremony in the history of Hollywood cinema, The Academy Awards aka Oscars 2020 finally commenced with much fanfare and excitement on Sunday night. During the awards ceremony, Bong Joon Ho's Parasite bagged four awards in the categories, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film. While accepting the Best Picture Award, the director Bong quoted Martin Scorsese's line and thanked Quentin Tarantino. He dedicated the win to the veteran filmmakers and expressed his happiness on bagging multiple awards.
"Thank you. After winning best international feature, I thought I was done for the day and was ready to relax. Thank you so much. When I was young and studying cinema, there was a saying that I carved deep into my heart, which is that 'the most personal is the most creative.' That quote is from our great Martin Scorsese. When I was in school, I studied Martin Scorsese's films. Just to be nominated was a huge honor. I never thought I would win. When people in the U.S. were not familiar with my films, Quentin always put my films on his list. He's here, thank you so much. Quentin, I love you. And Todd and Sam, great directors that I admire. If the Academy allows, I would like to get a Texas chainsaw, split the award into five and share it with all of you. Thank you. I will drink until next morning, thank you," Bong told in his speech.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 10, 2020
Parasite revolved around greed and class discrimination which threatens the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan. The film released in India on January 31, 2020, and had its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival in May, 2019.
(Source: The Academy Twitter)