Parasite becomes first foreign-language movie to win top SAG award

Lawrence Kim
January 22, 2020

When Kang-ho Song, So-dam Park, Woo-sik Choi, Jeong-eun Lee and Sun-kyun Lee took the stage to introduce their movie - which was nominated for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture - they were welcomed with a two-minute long standing ovation from their fellow actors in the audience.

"Although the title is "Parasites", I think the story is about coexistence and how we can all live together". I'm very honored to receive this award in front of such incredible actors and whom I admire, I will never forget this lovely night, thank you very much. "I will never forget this attractive night".

"The film, Parasite, is a dark comedy, a thriller, and a powerful metaphor".

As for the Oscars, "Who knows, no one can predict what will happen", Joon-Ho said through a translator.

Choi Woo Shik's friends reached out to express their support at his historic win at the SAG Awards! He also shared another video where the two of them were enjoying snacks at a park.

Joon-Ho stood at the side of the stage and prompted the actors to answer reporters' questions backstage, but when a question was asked about the film's Oscar prospects, he stepped to the microphone. All of them are part of the Wooga squad.

Choi Woo-shik, who performs the son character of Ki-woo, stated he hoped that this meant extra recognition for worldwide language movies going ahead.

The cast of "Parasite" at the 26 th yearly Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday evening. 1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood didn't make the cut in the Best Editing category, so that major award will be going elsewhere this year, and if Parasite wins, that could signal a Best Picture upset later in the night.

"Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more awesome films", Bong said from the stage at the Golden Globes to accept the award.

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