The movie also took home Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film, and director Bong Joon-ho won Best Director for his work.
Reminiscences of Homicide marked Director Bong's first collaboration with actor Music Kang Ho, who additionally stars as patriarch Kim Ki-taek in Parasite.
South Korean movie supremo Bong Joon-ho, who scooped the Best Director Oscar for his film "Parasite", revealed his freakish side even further by naming Kevin De Bruyne as one of his dream dinner party guests.
In the end, the infectious buzz around the South Korean film, which centers on two families on opposite sides of South Korea's economic gap, turned out to be too powerful for its Oscar competitors, which included some of Hollywood's most seasoned filmmakers. Soon, a symbiotic relationship is formed between the two families. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims' newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. Only 11 non-English language films have ever been nominated in the category.
Memories, based on the true story of Korea's first serial murders in history, follow two detectives (Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung) between 1986 and 1991 in Hwaseong while competing to find the culprit before they meet more victims Joon-ho adapted the play of the same name from Kim Kwang-rim with Shim Sung-bo and directed the feature film, which has received acclaim from critics and audiences in recent years since its release and is widely regarded as one of the best. If at any time it looked like the spotlight on "Parasite" might dim, it would shine again - first a Palme d'Or award, then history-making SAG Award win, then a BAFTA and so on. Other noteworthy NEON releases include: Double Oscar nominee Honeyland; Todd Douglas Miller's Apollo 11, 2019's highest grossing documentary with a worldwide gross of $16M; Tim Wardle's Three Identical Strangers, victor of the Sundance Special Jury Award for Storytelling which surpassed $13M at the box office; and Craig Gillespie's I, Tonya, which garnered multiple Academy Award® nominations, one win for Allison Janney and amassed over $30M in domestic box office.