"I feel like I'll wake up to find it's all a dream. It all feels very surreal"
The South Korean film is the first non-English language film ever to take the Oscars’ most prestigious award.
Additionally, Parasite won four awards in total: Best Picture, Directing, International Feature and Writing.
“I feel like I’ll wake up to find it’s all a dream. It all feels very surreal,” Bong said.
Producer Kwak Sin-ae, who collected the trophy, said: “I’m speechless. We never imagined this to happen. I feel like a very opportune moment in history is happening right now.”
When the organisers tried to bring the best picture acceptance speech to a close by turning the stage lights off, boos were heard from the audience. Eventually, the lights were turned back on, allowing for the celebrations to continue.
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.