Korean superstar, BTS congratulates Parasite director Bong Joon Ho as he makes history at the Oscars 2020 in Los Angeles. February 10 is a moment of pride for the South Korean film industry. As known, Parasite is nominated in six categories and wins awards for Best Director, Best International Feature Film, and Best Original Screenplay. Moreover, the black comedy thriller directed by Bong Joon Ho also wins the biggest award as the Best Picture Award at the Oscars 2020. Parasite‘s win is the first in the 92-year history of the Oscars; a non-English film has finally won Best Picture Award.
In Bong Joon Ho’s Best Director acceptance speech, he gives a shoutout to Martin Scorsese, “When I was young and studying cinema, there was a saying that I carved deep into my heart, which is that ‘the most personal is the most creative.’ That quote is from our great Martin Scorsese. When I was in school, I studied Martin Scorsese’s films. Just to be nominated was a huge honor. I never thought I would win,” He also admits that if the Academy allowed, he would break the award into parts and share it with his fellow nominees.
BTS congratulates Parasite on Twitter
Soon enough, BTS hops on Twitter and congratulates Bong Joon Ho, the film, and its casts for their historic win with Parasite. BTS shares the love to their fellow South Koreans, saying, “Bong Joon Ho, I really, really, really, really congratulate you.”
Additionally, the love between BTS and people involved with Parasite goes way back. During a red-carpet interview at the 2020 Golden Globes, Bong Joon Ho recognizes the star power of BTS, “Although I’m here at the Golden Globes, BTS has 3,000 times the amount of power and influence that I have. I think Korea produces a lot of great artists cause we’re very emotionally dynamic people.”
V of BTS congratulates Parasite Cast, Choi Woo Sik
AS ARMY knows, BTS V has a close relationship with Choi Woo Sik, who played Kim Ki Wo in Parasite. That is why the hashtags #WooshikSshi #ISawYouWipeAwayYourTears is written on the tweet.
It is actually not the first time V congratulates Woo Shik for his work with Parasite. V also congratulates Woo Shik as Parasite becomes the first foreign-language film winning the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in Motion Picture at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
우식씨 SAG 상 축하해 pic.twitter.com/KO6sRElRTb— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) January 20, 2020
In the video, the two hangs out in Los Angeles for a stroll, and V congratulates Woo Shik on the cast’s SAG Award win. “Congratulations, Woo Shik, on the SAG Award,” says V to Woo Sik.
Reaction on Parasite-BTS recognition
Considering that Bong Joon Ho’s film, Parasite, is phenomenal and BTS’s popularity in South Korea and around the world, people will not be silent. They have shared their thoughts and love through Twitter, too.
Legends supporting legends🤝💜 pic.twitter.com/iDWLPnPool— Jae⁷ 🔜BTS; jeikei🐰 (@jkmin97) February 10, 2020
Tonight reminded me of Namjoon’s speech when he said, “The only thing I’ve wanted is the power of high culture…I believe that more than any existing physical power, culture is truly the strongest intangible type of power that breaks down all boundaries.”pic.twitter.com/ISOwvLHUSO— bora⁷ (@modooborahae) February 10, 2020
Love this. #RepresentationMatters— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) February 10, 2020
People of color from around the world don’t need the validation of western awards and individuals, we are all phenomenally talented regardless.— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) February 10, 2020
But seeing movies like Parasite and artists like BTS recognized as they should be is quite refreshing.
KOREA’S PRIDE SUPPORTING THE KOREA’S PRIDE!— 𝐡𝐚𝐧⁷ (@barbiefobia) February 10, 2020
LEGENDS SUPPORTING LEGENDS WE LOVE SEEING IT!! pic.twitter.com/ypMEcn5RhC— yas⁷ (@taestythic) February 10, 2020
Will the love between BTS and Parasite continue to another stage of collaboration? Let us wait and see.