Bong Joon-ho, the Academy Award-winning director of “Parasite,” was reportedly blacklisted by the South Korean government four years ago for being too liberal.
Bong, along with his two other “Parasite” collaborators, actor Song Kang-ho and producer Miky Lee, were included on the list of 9,000 artists the South Korean government blacklisted in 2016, according to an op-ed by Korea expert S. Nathan Park in The Washington Post via Insider.
Jung Hyeon-jun’s reaction after the 92nd annual Academy Awards announced the winner for Best Picture is melting the hearts of many social media users.
The 10-year-old actor, who played Park Da-song in “Parasite,” was at home when the Academy Awards announced that the film won for Best Picture, according to Huffington Post. He was reportedly too young to go to the Oscars and to witness the historic moment.
President Donald Trump recently mocked the South Korean movie “Parasite” for its historic Best Picture win at the Oscars during his political rally in Colorado.
In his speech, the 73-year-old businessman-turned-president took jabs at the 92nd Academy Awards, particularly for giving Best Picture to “Parasite,” which was directed by Bong Joon-ho, according to Variety.
PL Thenappan, a Tamil producer for the 1999 film “Minsara Kanna,” is planning to sue the creators of the South Korean movie “Parasite” for plagiarising the plot.
Thenappan is currently in discussion with lawyers to file a case against the creators of “Parasite,” which recently won four Oscars at the 92nd Academy Awards, including the Best Picture award.
Among them is a scene in which the Park family returned home early from their camping trip and the Kim family quickly cleaned the house for their arrival.
As more begin to recognize the creative prowess of “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho — and ultimately join the growing #BongHive — tales about him have made rounds on Twitter to amuse the internet.
Among them is an anecdote involving Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who is currently on trial in New York for five felony charges, including rape, criminal sexual assault and predatory sexual assault, according to The New York Times.
John Cho found himself receiving congratulations following the “Parasite” wins at the 92nd annual Academy Awards on Sunday night.
Known for his memorable roles in the cult favorite “Harold & Kumar” movies and the “Star Trek” franchise, Cho is indeed a brilliant actor. Many believe that the Korean American star was robbed of an Oscar for his role in the film “Searching,” according to BuzzFeed.
The South Korean dark comedy thriller took home Best Picture, Best Director (Bong), Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay (Bong, Han Jin-won). They won four Oscars out of six total nominations, becoming the toast of Hollywood.
Conservative TV host Jon Miller has apparently backpedaled from his comments on Bong Joon-ho’s acceptance speech for winning Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards on Sunday night.
Bong, who accepted the award for “Parasite” — along with co-writer Han Jin-won — delivered his speech in Korean.
History was made at the Oscars 2020 on Sunday night after four of the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry, including Best Picture, was won by the cast of “Parasite” and South Korean director Bong Joon-ho.
If there is one person in the world who feels the need to apologize to trophy engravers at the Oscars for giving them more work to do, it would be the legendary director of “Parasite.”
“Parasite” won Best Picture at the Oscars 2020 with South Korean director Bong Joon Ho also taking home the Best Director award.
The historic 92nd Academy Awards moment took place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Koreans are plastered with plastic surgery, they’re manufactured and they lack originality. Asians aren’t expressive enough to be good actors. Asian culture is too bizarre and exotic to connect with an international audience.
These are just some of the misconceptions Hollywood has held onto for years regarding Asians in media and entertainment.