Parasite makes Oscars history as first foreign language winner of best picture

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Bong Joon-ho’s South Korean satire wins the top prize after sweeping up best director, international film and original screenplay

After an awards season marked by its predictability, the Oscars delivered a spectacular final-reel twist on Sunday evening, naming capitalist satire Parasite best picture.

Bong Joon-ho’s comedy-drama about an impoverished family who infiltrate the household of a wealthier one is the first film not in the English language to take the top prize. It also took best director, best original screenplay and best international film.

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