News | Entertainment
27 Sep 2020 0:11
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Bong Joon-Ho insists "no one can predict" whether 'Parasite' will be successful at the Oscars

    The director's comedy thriller made history as the first time a foreign language film has won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday (19.01.20) and though that is usually seen as an indicator of the Best Picture Academy Award winner, the 50-year-old filmmaker isn't taking anything for granted


    Speaking backstage at the SAG Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, he said via a translator: "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. With regard to the Oscars, no one can predict what will happen."

    Meanwhile, actor Lee Sun Gyun hopes the win will help bring the film industry from around the world closer together.

    He said: "Hopefully, with this opportunity and with the success of Parasite, various film industries from across the world can co-exist and exist together."

    And Choi Woo-Shik would like 'Parasite' to open the doors for wider recognition of foreign language films in the future.

    He said: "Other than us, there are so many legends out there in foreign countries. I really truly hope that after this moment, maybe next year, we can see more foreign-language films and Asian films."

    When they collected the Ensemble honour, lead star Song Kang-Ho admitted it was a moment he'd never forget.

    He told the audience: "Although the title is 'Parasite', I think the story is about co-existence, and how we can all live together.

    "But to be honoured with a Best Ensemble award, it occurs to me that maybe we haven't created such a bad movie.

    "I am so honoured to receive this award in front of such amazing actors that I admire, I will never forget this beautiful night, thank you so much."

    © 2020 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     26 Sep: Drew Barrymore's experience with dating apps was a "car wreck"
     26 Sep: Brian Cox has defended JK Rowling from accusations that she made anti-trans comments
     26 Sep: Jane Sibbett was originally offered Jennifer Aniston's role on 'Friends'
     26 Sep: Katie Price is working on a new song for her musical comeback
     26 Sep: Donnie Wahlberg surprised Jenny McCarthy with a Zoom wedding vow renewal
     26 Sep: Sir David Attenborough has joined Instagram
     26 Sep: The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance during the 'America's Got Talent' finale
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    The Toronto Wolfpack's hopes of playing in next year's Super League are alive More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    How the Beirut blast plunged Lebanon into a crisis 'worse than war' More...



     Today's News

    Accident and Emergency:
    Emergency services are dealing with what police say is a 'serious' a two-vehicle crash in Ashburton 21:57

    Entertainment:
    Drew Barrymore's experience with dating apps was a "car wreck" 21:31

    Politics:
    The latest One News Colmar Brunton Poll shows support for cannabis legalisation is falling 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Brian Cox has defended JK Rowling from accusations that she made anti-trans comments 21:01

    Entertainment:
    Jane Sibbett was originally offered Jennifer Aniston's role on 'Friends' 20:31

    Entertainment:
    Katie Price is working on a new song for her musical comeback 20:01

    Entertainment:
    Donnie Wahlberg surprised Jenny McCarthy with a Zoom wedding vow renewal 19:31

    Entertainment:
    Sir David Attenborough has joined Instagram 19:01

    Politics:
    A new report by the Medical Council has found inequity in our healthcare system is hurting Maori 18:57

    Health & Safety:
    A lack of diversity in New Zealand's healthcare system is putting pressure on Maori doctors 18:37


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd