To some filmmakers, especially directors, to receive an award nomination is already a victory. But for others, the dream is to bring home the trophy. They take great pride in their film, which they consider a masterpiece. Aside from the profit, what matters most is the recognition, the award. But what more could a director ask if they receive an Academy Award nomination? Even more so if they take home the Oscar? Throughout the history of cinema, there have been a lot of great directors who made a name for themselves. Yet, not all were fortunate enough to win an award, nor be nominated. Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and Steven Spielberg are few of the best directors who won different awards and recognitions. And on February 9, 2020, a new name not only joined them in the ranks being the greatest directors of all time but also made an Academy Award history.
Bong Joon-ho is a Korean director who bagged the prized Best Director in the 92nd Academy Awards. He came out victorious against other high-caliber directors such as Tarantino and Scorsese. Not only that, his 2019 thriller Parasite broke barriers as it became the first foreign-language movie to win the prestigious Academy Award for Best Picture. And ultimately, it took home the Academy Award for Best International Film. The director is not new to the scene, though, as he was also the director behind many other critically-acclaimed motion pictures. Aside from Parasite, other Bong Joon-ho films include the 2017 action and adventure Okja, and the 2013 sci-fi action Snowpiercer. Also, included in his directorial works is The Host, which is arguably one of the best Bong Joon-Ho movies that many people might be familiar with. If you never saw any of his films yet, we have listed his must-watch movies below that you can binge right on your couch!
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