South Korean film Parasite made history at this year’s SAG Awards as it won over the members of the Screen Actors Guild.
“Parasite” was only the second foreign-language film nominated in the category. The first was 1998’s “Life is Beautiful.”
The flick beat “Bombshell”, “The Irishman”, “Jojo Rabbit” and “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” at the star-studded ceremony on Sunday’s Producers Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
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Director Bong Joon-Ho said: “It is true that the momentum is building” for the Oscars, while actor Lee Sun-Kyun fully enjoyed the moment and shared his bliss with a joke: “I’m a little embarrassed, feeling like we´re the parasites of Hollywood now.”
“I’m so honored to receive this award in front of such amazing actors that I admire. I will never forget this beautiful night,” cast member Song Kang Ho said through a translator.
“Parasite” has been nominated for six Academy Awards categories, including best picture.