Bong Joon-Ho's film beat 'Bombshell', 'The Irishman', 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' and 'Jojo Rabbit'
Deadline reports that Bong Joon-Ho’s South Korean thriller Parasite has won a historic SAG Award.
Having already won a Golden Globe and Chicago Film Critics Award, as well as being nominated for historic Oscar Awards, Parasite continues to break records.
Beating out Bombshell, The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Jojo Rabbit, Ho’s incredibly successful film took home the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
The win marks the first time a foreign-language film has won in the category.
Backstage, director and writer Bong talked about how the win would affect the film’s Oscars chances.
“It is true that the momentum is building, and we are a part of the awards race, but I think today was truly important as these actors were acknowledged by fellow peers and that’s the greatest joy of this night,” he said. “With regard to the Oscars, no one can predict what will happen.”
Starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam, Parasite tells the tale of poor household members trying to become employees of a wealthier family. The characters pose as unrelated, high profile people.