Bong Joon Ho’s critically acclaimed movie Parasite becomes the first-ever foreign language movie to win the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
The industry has been under scrutiny for a long time for lack of diversity and overlooking works by people of colour which made Bong Joon Ho’s win more than just a win for the movie. It came as a pleasant surprise to the audience.
Song Kang Ho expressed his feelings about the win through a translator, “I’m so honoured to receive this award in front of such amazing actors that I admire. I will never forget this beautiful night,” being one of the five members present to receive the award out of the 10 person cast.
The guild awards are carefully watched by viewers in order to predict the winners at the Oscars. Parasite seems to be the frontrunner in the ensemble category unlike Sam Mendes 1917.
Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger won prominent awards for Best Actor and Best Actress. “Judy Garland, 50 years later, your community is thinking of you tonight,” Zellweger said in her acceptance speech.
Unlike the Golden Globes, the award ceremony did not feature political speeches, but rather personal speeches. Brad Pitt and Rober De Niro’s speeches were amongst the most interesting speeches given during the night.