The cast of Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite was met with a standing ovation at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards as they won the night’s top prize for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The South Korean film became the first foreign-language film to win the award, making history amid controversy over the Academy Awards leaving the film out in its acting nominations for the ceremony in February.
Parasite has had a large presence in the 2020 awards season, earning a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and six Academy Award nominations after premiering at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and receiving the coveted Palme d’Or. The SAG award was not the first of the critically-acclaimed film’s historic wins: its Cannes win was also the first of its kind for a Korean filmmaker.
The thriller will continue to wow audiences after awards season, as it is set to expand into a limited series at HBO that will dig deeper into the lives of its central characters. Bong Joon-ho will executive produce the series alongside Adam McKay who is currently producing HBO’s awards season hit Succession. Like the film, the show is sure to be a huge success!
By Oorie Garabedian
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