‘Parasite’ awaits Oscar results with high hopes

‘Parasite’ awaits Oscar results with high hopes

‘기생충’, 오스카 작품상으로 한국-세계최초 타이틀 동시 획득할까

In a few short few hours from now,…the 92nd Academy Awards will begin in Hollywood,… honoring the best films of 2019.
And eyes are on whether ‘Parasite’ up for six Oscars will become the first South Korean film to take home not just the ‘International Feature Film’ honor,…but even ‘Best Picture’.
Kan Hyeong-woo tells us more.
“Jessica, only child, Illinois, Chicago. Classmate Kim Jin-mo, he’s your cousin.”
This little melody, known as the ‘Jessica Jingle’ from the South Korean film ‘Parasite’ went viral on the Internet late last year.
This came as Bong Joon-ho’s black comedy was scooping numerous awards at festivals and film critics associations around the world,… including the Palme d’Or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Now, it’s time for the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.
The film has been nominated in six categories – Best Picture, Best Director, Film Editing, International Feature Film, Production Design and Original Screenplay.
U.S. media outlets predict ‘Parasite’ will win the International Feature Film Oscar after it took home the Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes in January.
But they also say Bong’s film could claim even more Oscars…like Best Picture, Best Director and Original Screenplay.
The Associated Press said that, by winning the best ensemble from the Screen Actors Guild, ‘Parasite’ has the most important vote in the actors who make up the largest percentage of the film academy that determine the winners of the Oscars.
Time magazine said Bong has practically become “the protagonist of this awards season for his roguish charm and effortlessly quotable soundbites”.
The New York Times said the Original Screenplay award will go to what it described as “twisty ‘Parasite'”.
Movie fans will closely be watching the ceremony to see if ‘Parasite’ can become not only the first South Korean film to win an Oscar,…but also the first non-English language film to win the big one, ‘Best Picture’.
Kan Hyeong-woo, Arirang News.

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