Parasite just made Oscars history

Megan Sutton
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From Good Housekeeping

Parasite has made Academy Awards history by becoming the first non-English language film to win best picture. The important win happened at the 92nd Oscars which took place in Hollywood last night.

The comedy-thriller film beat front runners 1917 and Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood.

Director Bong Joon-ho was clearly thrilled to accept the award and told the audience he was looking forward to celebrating at the after party.

As well as taking home the biggest award of the night, the film also scooped best international feature, best director and best original screenplay, winning four out of its six overall nominations. The movie had already set an important record by becoming South Korea’s first nominated film at the Oscars.

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Kwak Sin Ae, producer, said of the night's success:

“I’m speechless. We never imagined this to ever happen. We are so happy.”

The creative team had to overcome a slightly awkward moment when the lights went down during their best picture acceptance speech, due to to the fact the ceremony had run over time.

Parasite has made more than $165 million worldwide since its October release, and has been praised widely by viewers.

Elsewhere in the night, there were wins for Renee Zellweger, Laura Dern and Brad Pitt.

See our round up of the night's best looks here.

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