“Parasite” shocked with Best Picture win… while Renee Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, Laura Dern, and Brad Pitt got awards in acting categories at Academy Awards.
“Parasite” was the first-ever South Korean film to be nominated for and win Best Picture, beating out a favorite, Sam Mendes’ 1917.
It was a big night for the South Korean hit as filmmaker Bong Joon-ho won Best Director for Parasite, with the film also scooping Best Original Screenplay – the first-ever Oscar for South Korea – and Best International Feature.
Renee Zellweger and Joaquin Phoenix earned Best Actress and Actor, respectively, as they along with Best Supporting Actress and Actor winners, Brad Pitt and Laura Dern, completed their award season sweep.
The four talented thespians won the same categories at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and Critics Choice Awards earlier this year.
Screen star Brad’s prize marked his first-ever acting Oscar as he previously earned Best Picture as a producer for 12 Years A Slave back in 2013
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