Oscars 2020: 'Parasite' wins Best Original Screenplay, becomes first Asian film to clinch the Academy Award

The film was written by director Bong Joon-ho along with Han Jin-won


                            Oscars 2020: 'Parasite' wins Best Original Screenplay, becomes first Asian film to clinch the Academy Award
Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won (Getty Images)

The 92nd Academy Awards are set to bring in all the razzmatazz on February 9 night and as the big names in the celebrity world come together, all eyes are on the award categories. 'Parasite' clinched the trophy for Best Original Screenplay and director Bong Joon-ho accepted the award on the stage.

While Joon-ho was credited for the story, he wrote the screenplay along with Han Jin-won. At the ceremony, Joon-ho said, "We never write to represent our country but this is very personal to South Korea." Bong went on to thank his "wise wife" and the film's actors.

No sooner it clinched the award, Twitter was abuzz. "Brilliant film — innovative, beautiful, funny and disturbing. Well deserves the Oscar it's just won. Go see it!" one tweet read and another said, "#Parasite is one of the best films of the year. If you’re someone who "doesn't like subtitles" you’re really missing out. #Oscars2020."

Bong Joon-ho accepts the Writing — Original Screenplay — award for 'Parasite' onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 9 in Hollywood, California (Getty Images)

The other nominees in the category included:

'Knives Out' — Written by Rian Johnson
'Marriage Story' — Written by Noah Baumbach
'1917' — Written by Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns
'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' — Written by Quentin Tarantino

'Parasite' is the first Asian film to win an Academy Award for screenplay but it is not the first foreign-language film to win an Oscar. Several other films have clinched the award, including 'Divorce Italian Style', 'A Man and a Woman' and 'Talk to Her'. 

The red carpet special began at 6.30 pm and it was hosted by Billy Porter, Tamron Hall, Lily Aldridge and film critic Elvis Mitchell. Moreover, the red carpet started at 7.30 pm, which was hosted by Ryan Seacrest. Like last year, Oscars decided to go hostless this time around as well. The ceremony is being held at Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center on February 9 and you can catch all the live updates on ABC.

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