Parasite earns Golden Globe nod after sweeping major US film awards

Brenda Watkins
December 10, 2019

Association members also chose three finalists for the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award, which carries a $100,000 prize: "The Body Remembers When the World Broken Open", which was co-directed by Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, "Antigone" by Sophie Deraspe and "Firecrackers" by Jasmin Mozaffari. On Monday Director Bong earned his first-ever nod from the Golden Globes, landing nominations for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film.

The 35-year-old's Netflix comedy, Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia has been nominated for a Critics Choice Award in the Best Comedy Special category.

The black comedy thriller also made the shortlist for best foreign film along with "The Farewell", "Les Miserables", "Pain and Glory" and "Portrait of Lady on Fire".

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"Parasite", Bong's seventh feature film, revolves around two families, one rich and one poor, who become entangled, leading to a series of unexpected violent mishaps.

It has collected a number of trophies at U.S. film festivals and awards, including the Best Film prize given by the LA Film Critics Association. It won the top prize, the Palme d'Or, at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

The LA Film Critics Association said it chose "Parasite", the victor of this year's Cannes' Palme d'Or, as the best film of the year, with Martin Scorsese's crime film "Irishman" coming in next.

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