'Parasite' becomes first foreign-language film to win Oscars' best picture

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Posted at 8:50 PM, Feb 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 15:48:31-05

(KGTV) — "Parasite" spent the awards season racking up accolades, becoming more and more of a favorite for the Academy Awards' top honor.

Despite stiff competition, the Korean-language film continued that trend Sunday and walked away with the best picture Oscar, making it the first feature film not in the English language to do so.

Director Bong Joon Ho’s thriller scooped up another three Oscars for directing, original screenplay, and international feature film as well.


"Parasite" follows a family of con artists as they insert themselves into the lives of a wealthy family. The film focuses in on topics like greed and class discrimination and how that shapes the relationship between the two families.

Since 2012, three foreign-language films have been nominated for best picture, including 2018's "Roma" and 2012's "Amour."

Leading up to the awards, "1917" was a favorite to take home the top prize by many industry experts. The World War II epic, filmed in a continuous shot, earned three Oscar awards of its own.