‘We are here. We’re not going away’: What Parasite’s historic Oscar win means for movies

As the solid of Bong Joon Ho’s satire Parasite took the stage at the Oscars on Sunday night to receive their award for finest picture, Paul Sunshine-Hyung Lee says he could rarely imagine what he was looking at.

“Equal components pure pleasure, elation and shock, actually,” Lee said. 

The Korean Canadian star of Kim’s Convenience was watching the broadcast from his Toronto home as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences broke with custom by awarding a non-English-language film its top honour — the to start with this sort of win in the show’s 92-12 months record.

Kim’s Ease star Paul Sunshine-Hyung Lee in his dwelling in Toronto where by he watched Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast. Lee states his reaction to Parasite’s win for finest picture was ‘equal components pure pleasure, elation and shock.’ (Jackson Weaver/CBC)

The victory inspired a wave of collective pleasure among the numerous South Koreans.

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