Bong Joon-ho Wins Hollywood Filmmaker Award for 'Parasite'

  • By Hwang Ji-yoon

    November 05, 2019 11:38

    Director Bong Joon-ho poses at the annual Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday. /Reuters-Yonhap

    Director Bong Joon-ho was named the best filmmaker at the annual Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday.

    He won the Hollywood Filmmaker Award for his latest film "Parasite," which received the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival in May.

    The Hollywood awards are an American motion picture award ceremony held annually since 1997.

    "Parasite" is doing well at the North American box office, earning over US$7.54 million as of Sunday, according to the U.S. movie ticket tracking website Box Office Mojo. It surpassed the earnings of Bong's previous film "Snowpiercer."

    The number of theaters in North America screening "Parasite" has increased from three to 463.

    All that has made the Korean film a stronger contender for an Oscar for the Best International Feature Film category. The Academy Awards will be held in February next year. 

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