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Meet first Korean who won Best Director at Oscars

Director Bong Jon-ho is elated to be the first director from Korea to win Best Director at Oscars.
by Aravind Peesapati | February 10, 2020 21:48 IST
Meet first Korean who won Best Director at Oscars

No one would have anticipated that a foreign film will dominate the Hollywood based Awards event, Oscars. But breaking all such myths, South Korea's Parasite swept all the major awards at this year's Oscar. It has won four awards, for Best Picture, Best International Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

 
Bong Jon-ho is now the first Korean director to bag an award at the Oscars. He won this award over Hollywood biggies like Martin Scorsese (The Irishman), Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon A Time in Hollywood), Todd Phillips (Joker) and Sam Mendes (1917). Upon receiving the award, Bong Jon-ho said that he never expected this ward and was planning to relax after getting Best International Film prize.
 
He said that Martin Scorsese was a school for him as he grew up watching the legendary director's movies. He made everyone give a standing ovation for Martin. He said that Quentin is the one who promotes each of his films in Hollywood for the American audiences, who don't have knowledge of Korean films. He also praised the works of Sam Mendes and Todd Phillips. He added that he would like to cut his Oscar into five pieces and share it with fellow nominees.


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