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Donald Trump criticises ‘Parasite’ and Brad Pitt at recent campaign rally in Colorado

How bad were the Academy Awards this year? Trump asked the gathered crowd.
by Abhivyakti Seshanand | February 21, 2020 13:37 IST
Donald Trump criticises ‘Parasite’ and Brad Pitt at recent campaign rally in Colorado

Speaking at the podium in front of the crowd, Trump asked, "How bad were the Academy Awards this year?" He further added, "And the winner is... a movie from South Korea! What the hell was that all that about? We've got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. On top of that, they give them the best movie of the year. Was it good? I don't know.” Referring to older films, he said. “Let's get Gone With the Wind back, please? Sunset Boulevard. So many great movies.”

 
Trump continued, "I thought it was 'best foreign film,' no?” The best international film category was initially referred to as the best foreign film.
 
Neon, the U.S. distributor for the film, responded minutes later in a tweet. It said, "Understandable, he can't read."
 
Earlier, Neon co-founder Tom Quinn attended an interview with The Hollywood Reporter for an upcoming issue. He answered a question about the discussion that Parasite, not being an American film, might not deserve to win best picture at the Oscars. "I don't know," he said. " That sounds a lot like a Trump tweet. So it doesn't make any sense."
 
Trump later brought up another Oscar winner from this year's awards ceremony. It was none other than best supporting actor winner Brad Pitt of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Trump said, "And then you have Brad Pitt, I was never a big fan of his. He got up, said a little wise guy thing. He's a little wise guy."
 
In his acceptance speech, Pitt reflected on his childhood and his journey in the film industry. He also briefly mentioned the end of Trump's impeachment trial. "They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week." He continued, "I'm thinking maybe Quentin [Tarantino] does a movie about it. In the end, the adults do the right thing."


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