What a fantastic night at the Oscars as South Korean Parasite and the director Bong Joon-Ho won the triple crown of Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
The masterpiece was also the biggest winner of the night collecting its fourth award with Best International Film and got the all the love from everyone in the world of film.
This shouldn’t be as much of a surprise as counting down to the night, in both Best Film and Director it was down to 1917 and filmmaker Sam Mendes or Parasite and Bong. I utterly adore both films, so I’ve been happy either way, but ultimately I think the Academy got it right.
Because this will do wonders for his career, while the film itself will hopefully get more people checking it out, especially in the UK as the film is out now and just got confirmation from Curzon (UK distributor) they were planning a wider release to 250 screens and with these wins it’ll be going wider.
If you’re unable to see it in the cinema then it’s available on-demand and I beg everyone to watch it.
Elsewhere, the four major acting awards have been going the same fab four throughout awards season. Laura Dern got her Supporting Actress, Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger were Best Actor and Best Actress respectfully and finally Brad Pitt collected his Best Supporting Actor.
The other none surprise win was Hildur Guonadottir completing her sweeping of award season for her hauntingly beautiful score of Joker.
Meanwhile, it’s great to see Roger Deakins won Best Cinematography for his work on 1917 and Taika Waititi beating out stiff competition to win Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit.
Finally, a late Klaus push didn’t stop Toy Story 4 collecting the Best Animated award.
Anyway from the awards, the night suffered without a host and it was great to witness these stars lose themselves to Eminem and Oliva Coleman had the best speech.
The night belongs to the wonderful man Bong and his incredible Parasite.