AceShowbiz - "Parasite" has picked up its second award at the 92nd annual Academy Awards, which is still underway at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The movie makes another history by becoming the first South Korean film to win in the Foreign Language Film category, which is renamed International Feature Film this year.
Accepting the award, director Bong Joon Ho said onstage, "I'm so happy to be its first recipient." He added, "I applaud and support the new direction this change symbolizes." He later enthused, "I'm ready to drink tonight."
Earlier that night, the critically-acclaimed black comedy thriller film won Best Original screenplay for Bong Joon Ho, who shared the award with co-writer Han Jin Won. This marks the first Asian movie ever to claim the Original Screenplay Oscar.
The movie is still vying for two coveted titles at the Sunday, February 9 ceremony, being nominated for Best Director and Best Picture.
Another winner at the 2020 Academy Awards, Elton John and Bernie Taupin nabbed Best Original Song for "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" which they wrote for "Rocketman". It's the second Oscar for John, who won the Oscar in the same category in 1995 for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from Disney's animated film "The Lion King".
Meanwhile, "1917" is already a big winner at the 2020 Academy Awards, adding Visual Effects Oscar to its multiple wins. Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy were awarded for his work on the Sam Mendes-directed movie. Earlier that night, he performed the song under a giant picture of himself and scenes with Taron Egerton, who played him in the movie.
The epic war film has also bagged Best Cinematography for Roger Deakins and Best Sound Mixing for Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson.
Presenting the award for Visual Effects were James Corden and Rebel Wilson, who dressed in full cat costumes to poke fun at their own movie "Cats". "As cast members of the motion picture Cats," Wilson began, holding her hands up like paws. Corden continued, "Nobody more than us understands the importance of good visual effects."
Meanwhile, the prize in Makeup and Hairstyling category went to "Bombshell", thanks to Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker who worked behind the scenes for the movie.