Highlights from the 2020 Oscars: 'Parasite' wins best picture and makes history

  • Published: 10 February 2020
  • The 2020 Academy Awards belonged to “Parasite.” The South Korean film won four Oscars, including the biggest prize: Best Picture. It became the first foreign-language film to claim the award and the first South Korean film ever to win any Oscar. Read more: https://wapo.st/2SepKem. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK

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  • John Rambo
    John Rambo  5 hours back

    I'm so disapointed.... The movie deserve it though...anyway ideas are so dried and devaulated lately....

    • Shadow Filed
      Shadow Filed  6 hours back

      Joker is just a joke.

      • The Piratey Weenie
        The Piratey Weenie  16 hours back

        Well deserved. "Parasite" was a great film. One of the best I have watched in recent memory. I was so touched with Bong's win. You could see the genuine happiness in his face. That's what this ceremony should ever be about.

        • Giedre
          Giedre  16 hours back

          This movie is a masterpiece.

          • I have a crush on you
            I have a crush on you  23 hours back

            Ive watched it, so many plot twist😂😂😭😭😭🔀🔀🔀💕💕💕

            • Adrian Dadole
              Adrian Dadole  1 days back

              Well done. Parasite has done not only Koreans, not only Asians, but all of us minorities proud. Film is dominated by old, straight white men from Hollywood. This is refreshing. Absolutely brilliant film.

              • tripjet999
                tripjet999  1 days back

                Movie was crapola. Oscars have degraded into the Grammys.

                • Shelley Kim
                  Shelley Kim  2 days back

                  beautiful, but sad movie

                  • Pandita
                    Pandita  2 days back

                    Weird flex, but okay.

                    • Shazwan Dzulkefli
                      Shazwan Dzulkefli  2 days back

                      Its nice to see Joker potraying Joaquin.

                      • MrSpikeyFear YT
                        MrSpikeyFear YT  2 days back

                        I just watched parasite today and woah it was deep... such a good film

                        • cherry flower
                          cherry flower  2 days back

                          While i don't mind Parasite winning best picture, i really don't understand the amount of hate people throw at joker for being nominated. Just because parasite was a better movie doesn't mean the other was bad. Both were good and i don't get what the hate and fights are all about

                          • BTS paved the way The Fact

                            Parasite is about life reality in this world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! capitalism
                            This movie has all genre!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                            • Sibilla Aleram
                              Sibilla Aleram  2 days back

                              Poor Song Kang Ho wanted to talk too, he gets to the microphone but then they switched the lights off, again...

                              • Sudipa
                                Sudipa  2 days back

                                Parasite deserved the Oscar more than any other nominated movie. It'll leave a long lasting effect on you.

                                • tef gutierrez
                                  tef gutierrez  2 days back

                                  i knew it south korean people make great films 😍

                                  • bok shil
                                    bok shil  3 days back

                                    I love Joaquin Phoenix's speech. I am with you. 😭

                                    • Gabrielle E
                                      Gabrielle E  3 days back

                                      Well deserved! Hopefully most Korean thriller movies will win!

                                      • shemp17023
                                        shemp17023  3 days back

                                        Joaquin Phoenix stick to acting and lay off the pipe

                                        • James Bond
                                          James Bond  3 days back

                                          I just watched Parasite. It was good, but if it was a Hollywood film, I'm certain it wouldn't have even been nominated. It was given a leg up by being a foreign film. And with this social pressure for the academy to award diversity, I really believe that's the reason it won.

                                          • Jackson Carter
                                            Jackson Carter  3 days back


                                            • tasnim hossain
                                              tasnim hossain  3 days back

                                              Wow .
                                              Visionary film maker/directors like christopher nolan never took one of these bad boys home.

                                              • tasnim hossain
                                                tasnim hossain  3 days back

                                                Wow .
                                                Visionary film maker/directors like christopher nolan never took one of these bad boys home.

                                                • Ryu López
                                                  Ryu López  3 days back

                                                  Haven't watched Joker or Parasite, but i love Joker fans malding in the comments XDDDDDD

                                                  • 369 Zero
                                                    369 Zero  3 days back

                                                    This is the best library shot to know how for Korea to parasitize Japan.

                                                    • Andrei Arama
                                                      Andrei Arama  3 days back

                                                      This movie winning only showed how low the lineup really was ....

                                                      • johncookiedoee
                                                        johncookiedoee  3 days back

                                                        just like "The Artist" this will been seen by only a few unfortunately.. no hate, I'm one of the few

                                                      • Rico Sahbandi
                                                        Rico Sahbandi  3 days back

                                                        siapa yang suka oscar

                                                        • CJ
                                                          CJ  3 days back

                                                          women, hahahhahahahaha

                                                          • hihopes11
                                                            hihopes11  3 days back

                                                            Talking abt taking cows milk and coffee and cereals is the worst kinda comment actually most illogical comment. That's nature and thts hw it's supposed to b.

                                                            • Pat Stokes
                                                              Pat Stokes  3 days back

                                                              Well, being a women, I'm going to be the first one to say, NOT all women are super hero. The Hollywood BS is for the Hollywood B shiters. Women can be unbelievable mean and back stabbing. They can be cats waiting to claw someones eyes out.

                                                              • xxl96
                                                                xxl96  4 days back

                                                                This movie sucked. The Oscars are a waste of time

                                                                • Dee Marie Dubois
                                                                  Dee Marie Dubois  4 days back

                                                                  Do vegans realize cows have no place in ecosystems? If cows aren’t for dairy or for meat they have no purpose.

                                                                  • J W
                                                                    J W  4 days back

                                                                    How do you say congratulations in Korean?

                                                                    • denise antrim
                                                                      denise antrim  4 days back

                                                                      The Oscars have become just a big echo chamber for liberal politics. No wonder viewership has tanked so bad.

                                                                      • Celtic DW
                                                                        Celtic DW  3 days back

                                                                        Shut Up! Parasite was the best picture of the year!

                                                                      • Patricio Gutierrez
                                                                        Patricio Gutierrez  4 days back

                                                                        This has nothing to do with liberal politics, parasite was the best movie of the year.

                                                                    • Bobby Robby
                                                                      Bobby Robby  4 days back

                                                                      A older man sent this to us,
                                                                      "Parasite was picked as best picture. It was written by a pro-Communist, it is violent nonsense. Don't see it." - Yes I have seen the plot readout. Seems like a Marxist movie that Karl Marx would be proud of.

                                                                      • Bobby Robby
                                                                        Bobby Robby  3 days back

                                                                        @Celtic DW There you go again putting me down. I bet you feel much better than me now that you said such a horrible thing to me.

                                                                      • Celtic DW
                                                                        Celtic DW  3 days back

                                                                        There you go again! Being a pompous a#@. Aren't you tired? Go find something useful to do!

                                                                    • DJ Bea Bundat
                                                                      DJ Bea Bundat  4 days back

                                                                      A great win!!! such a good movie!!! deserving much!!!... 😍😍😍

                                                                      • Janusha
                                                                        Janusha  4 days back

                                                                        Oh really... I saw the Parasite. It was a bit of a mess. Are they really trying SO HARD to not be white male dominated now. So they are giving it all to foreigners to make themselves come out better?

                                                                        • Mr D
                                                                          Mr D  4 days back

                                                                          Ratings have never been worse for these clowns. Down another 20% from last year. They just can't figure it out - they love to lecture everyone with their moral superiority. Yet this coming from the most excessive people in the world. Divorces, homes with carbon footprints that would take 20 regular houses to match, yachts, airplanes, you name it they have it which I would have no problem with if they weren't the most hypocritical people on earth. Love that all these liberal lecturing asses are no longer being tuned in to.

                                                                          • Learn in 15 Minutes
                                                                            Learn in 15 Minutes  4 days back

                                                                            Personally I loved 1917 if given a chance to rewatch will be prefer Joker,1917 or Parasite

                                                                            • Marcelo Ri
                                                                              Marcelo Ri  4 days back

                                                                              Americans do not know how to read and interpret hahahahahhahaha

                                                                              • Warbandit1990
                                                                                Warbandit1990  4 days back

                                                                                Jane Fonda is not fun. Miss good old Warren making epic fails on Oscars night ...

                                                                                • 김옥수
                                                                                  김옥수  4 days back

                                                                                  진짜 찐따같은 것들이 한국에서는 편의점 알바수준도 안되는 얼굴로서 유명배우로서 사는 걸 보니까 참으로 부럽네. 저렇게 더러운 피부로서 어떻게 사람대접을 받을 수 있단 말인가요.

                                                                                  • Kasia Gronad
                                                                                    Kasia Gronad  4 days back

                                                                                    Parasite its not the film telling only about social differences, its about South and North Korea, lot of metaphors, hidden messages like the familly in the basement. Please remember about that!

                                                                                    • BujoldComa78
                                                                                      BujoldComa78  4 days back

                                                                                      They still show the Oscars on television? I thought they stopped this train wreck years ago.

                                                                                      • Archnid 001
                                                                                        Archnid 001  4 days back

                                                                                        What about Alita Battle Angel

                                                                                        • Tae Hwan Lee
                                                                                          Tae Hwan Lee  4 days back

                                                                                          Lol you may like it or may not. its all about your preference. If you don't like it then apparently the majority of the members of the Academy disagree with you. Blame your taste. Its not a question of right or wrong lmao.

                                                                                          • mjs1231
                                                                                            mjs1231  4 days back

                                                                                            Worst viewership in 92 years.
                                                                                            You idiots have annexed 70% of your customer base.
                                                                                            Loose the haters and complainers
                                                                                            Stop all political commentary. All of it. Its a cancer.