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16 Great Bong Joon-ho Moments From His Incredible "Parasite" Oscars Night

"I'm ready to drink tonight."

ICYMI, Parasite had an incredible night at the 2020 Oscars, taking home four awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.

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That, of course, meant lots of awards, photos, and speeches from director Bong Joon-ho. Here are some of the best.

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1. When he won for Best Director and joked, "After winning Best International Feature, I thought I was done for the day and was ready to relax":

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Spoiler alert: He was NOT ready to relax. His amazing night was only getting started.

2. When he used his speech for Best Director to shout out his fellow nominees and expressed his desire to share the award among them:

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"When I was in school, I studied Martin Scorsese's films. Just to be nominated was a huge honor. I never thought I would win. When people in the US were not familiar with my films, Quentin [Tarantino] always put my films on his list. He's here; thank you so much. Quentin, I love you. And Todd [Phillips] and Sam [Mendes], great directors that I admire. If the academy allows, I would like to get a Texas chainsaw, split the Oscar trophy into five, and share it with all of you."

3. And then when he continued to champion his fellow directors during his press conference backstage:

Director Bong used his time at the Oscars backstage press conference to tell them how dumb they are for not awarding Scorsese more often & expressing love for @thumbelulu & her movie The Farewell

4. When he pointed out that he's the first recipient of the award for Best International Feature Film under its new title — until this year the category was called Best Foreign Language Film:


"I'm so happy to be its first recipient under the new name. I applaud and support the new direction that this change symbolizes."

5. When he uplifted the cast and crew of Parasite, making sure they received some well-deserved acknowledgment during the show:


"All our loving crew members and cast members are here with us today. Please send a round of applause to the actors and crew members of Parasite."

6. And then immediately revealed he was ready to drink all night long, which is honestly a huge mood:

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7. When he shined a light on his translator Sharon Choi's filmmaking career:

Bong Joon Ho literally always shining a light on others

8. When he posed with his brand-new Oscars collection…

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9. …and apologized for having too many Oscars:

Bong Joon Ho apologizes to the engravers for having too many #Oscars

10. When he had an incredibly poignant and joyful moment holding one of his Oscars:

11. When he said this when asked how he came up with the plot of Parasite:

bong “i’m a fucking weirdo” joon-ho

12. And now we get to the photo montage portion of this post, because he had some truly perfect poses for his new, massive Oscars collection. Like when he made them kiss:

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13. When he held one like a microphone:

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14. When he got creative alongside producer Kwak Sin-ae:

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15. And when he had this delightful pose with his cowriter, Han Jin-won:

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16. In conclusion, it was a night filled with a whole lot of joy and fun:

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Congrats to Bong Joon-ho and the whole cast and crew of Parasite!

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