'Parasite' big winner at Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

Lawrence Kim
December 9, 2019

Members of the association voted at a meeting on Sunday, and Bong Joon-ho's class-based comedy took home the awards for best picture, best director and best foreign film.

Song Kang Ho was awarded the prize for best supporting actor.

The LA Film Critics Association said it chose "Parasite", the victor of this year's Cannes' Palme d'Or, as the best film of the year, with Martin Scorsese's crime film "Irishman" coming in next.

It became the first South Korean film to win the coveted Palme d'Or at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in May.

Bong Joon-ho's black comedy thriller took the awards for best picture and director, beating out Martin Scorsese's crime epic "The Irishman" in both categories.

"Parasite" also earned best production design and best screenplay runner-up nods, following Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" and Noah Baumbach's "Marriage Story", respectively.

Lastly, the other nominees for "Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language" are 'The Farewell' (Chinese language), 'Pain and Glory' (Spanish language), 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' (French language), and 'Les Misérables' (French language).

American documentary film "American Factory", about Chinese glass manufacturer Fuyao's factory in the US state of OH, won the award for best documentary/non-fiction movie.

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