Last night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Parasite made history by becoming the first foreign-language film to win the top prize for Best Movie Cast/Ensemble. Bong Joon-ho’s stellar film has been a regular on the awards season red carpets this year but never for acting, so this is a heartily well-deserved prize for Song Kang-ho, Cho Yeo-jeong, Park So-dam, Choi Woo-shik, and company. Seriously, not one of them got an Oscar nomination this year? Talk about a snub.
Nobody was happier for the cast of Parasite than Director Bong himself, who brought some serious proud dad energy to the night, which Twitter was, obviously, delighted by!
Bong Joon-ho is acting like a proud father for his babies 🥺 pic.twitter.com/WtiqMo8vqx— Filmsy (@filmjolie_) January 20, 2020
Favorite Asian dads in order:— Audrey Cleo Yap (@audreycleo) January 20, 2020
1) Bong Joon-Ho
2) my dad https://t.co/XIb3S6SfSx
please no one ever tell bong joon-ho these awards are televised and recorded, i want this dad energy forever pic.twitter.com/008yg3iC0h— matt (@RealMattGannon) January 20, 2020
obviously i know it's an iphone he's holding but bong joon-ho's proud soccer mom energy is so strong here my eyes transmogrify it into a shitty disposable kodak camera from circa 2001 whenever i look at this image pic.twitter.com/SnhN4WxyHd— strega nona (@moandidion) January 20, 2020
This SAG win is great news for Parasite as the Oscars get closer. There’s no real definitive front-runner for Best Picture this year, although 1917 currently has the edge, so it’s a good sign for Director Bong and company to have this victory in their corner. It shows that there are plenty of industry folks in their corner. Come on, Hollywood, make the right decision!
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