The Oscars: A Historic Night for a Foreign Film


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Caedyn Lipovsky, Editor of News and Opinion

The Oscars, or the Academy Awards, are an awards ceremony honoring those in the film industry for their creative merit. This awards ceremony honors the creative writers and directors of films, the hard-working actors, the amazing special effects, the instructive crew, etc. 

This year, the Oscars was truly a historic night for writer-director Bong Joon-ho, the cast, and crew of South Korean film, Parasite. Parasite is a film concerning important social issues in South Korea. Throughout the film, the various societal problems are revealed where the Kims, a poor Korean family, attempts to deceive the Parks, a rich family, by becoming their servants. This film was given an outstanding rating of 99% by Rotten Tomatoes, a tough movie critique site. 

John Nugent of states that, “A miracle of a film. It feels like Bong Joon-ho’s already extraordinary career has been building to this: a riotous social satire that’s as gloriously entertaining as it is deeply sardonic.” 

This film received four Oscars and made history for the first foreign film to receive the most oscars. It won Best Picture, Directing, International Feature Film, and Writing (Original Screenplay). Additionally, it became the first foreign film to win Best Picture. 

In general, the Oscars was truly a night of wondrous and exciting successes.