Seriously, when doesn’t ‘Parasite’ make history?
This time around, the Bong Joon-ho-directed film nabbed the top award at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, as the cast won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture – making it the first foreign film to win the category.
The Korean film was also a crowd favorite during the SAG, as the cast drew a standing ovation during their time on stage. For a split second, the camera shows a proud Bong Joon-Ho adorably capturing the moment on his phone.
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‘[It’s] like we’re the Parasites of Hollywood now,’ joked Lee Sun Gyun (who plays the respectable Mr. Kim), ‘with this opportunity and with the success of Parasite, various film industries from across the world can co-exist and exist together.’
Despite the film’s technical accolades, this is one of the first few times that the cast has been awarded for their acting – with many pointing out that the Korean actors were snubbed at the Oscars nomination list.