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'Parasite' flooded with accolades from both home, abroad

9일(현지시간) 미국 LA 할리우드 돌비 극장(Dolby Theater)에서 열린 제92회 아카데미 시상식에서 작품상(BEST PICTURE), 감독상(BEST DIRECTOR), 각본상(BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY), 국제장편영화상(BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM) 등 4관왕을 차지한 기생충의 봉준호 감독과 배우들이 트로피를 들고 포즈를 취하고 있다. ©A.M.P.A.S.®,

Director Bong Joon-ho and the cast and crew of "Parasite," which won the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature, on Feb. 9 lift the trophy and pose for a picture at the 92nd Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (©A.M.P.A.S.®)


By Oh Hyun Woo and Kim Hwaya

"Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho and the film's cast and crew have received praise from all sides, as the movie made history in winning the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film.

President Moon Jae-in on Feb. 10 lauded the movie on his Facebook account, saying, "With the most Korean-style story, 'Parasite' moved people's hearts around the world," adding, "It proved the unique capacity of Korean movies with a detailed and highly individual style of directing, witty lines, scenario, editing, sound mixing, visual effects and the acting of the cast."


Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo, who in December last year gave the Eungwan Order of Cultural Merit to Bong, congratulated "Parasite" for winning four Oscars. "Thanks to these awards, a new century in the Korean film industry will begin and the globalization of Hallyu (Korean Wave) will be spread."


The U.S., U.K., German and other embassies in Korea also commended the "Parasite" cast and crew through their social media accounts.


U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris uploaded a photo of "ramdon," aka jjapaguri, on his Facebook account. Ramdon, a portmanteau made from the words ramyeon (instant noodles) and udon (thick wheat-flour noodles), is a combination of the noodle products Chapagetti (a ramyeon dish inspired by Chinese black bean noodles) and Neoguri (ramyeon made in the style of Japanese udon).


Ramdon has gained foreign interest after the character Yeon-kyo ate it in the movie.  


해리 해리스 주한미국대사가 10일 봉준호 감독의 영화 ‘기생충’의 아카데미 4관왕을 축하했다. 사진은 미국 대사관 직원들과 함께 짜파구리를 만들어 먹으며 시상식을 관전하는 모습. 해리 해리스 주한미국대사 트위터

U.S. Ambassador to Korea Harry Harris on Feb. 10 posted photos of him eating the instant noodle dish "ramdon" (jjapaguri) with staff at his embassy in Seoul while watching the Academy Awards. (Screen capture from Harry Harris's Twitter account)


A host of entertainment celebrities both domestic and international also hailed the movie's historic win including Korean Canadian actress Sandra Oh, Korean American actor John Cho, Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and the K-pop super group BTS.


Broadcast live at the awards ceremony was the moment Oh jumped up and shouted "Yeah!" after "Parasite" won Best Original Screenplay. She tweeted "Congratulations @ParasiteMovie So so proud to be Korean♥."


Additionally, the U.S. State Department, the British soccer team Manchester City and Seoul Archbishop Andrew Cardinal Yeom Soo-jung commended the film's Oscar triumph.


hyunw54@korea.kr

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