Sunday night was “Parasite”‘s night.
During the 26th annual SAG Awards, the cast of the flick, Choi Woo-shik, Lee Sun Gyun, Park So-dam, Song Kang-ho and Lee Jeong-eun, made history as the first foreign-language film to take home an Actor for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
But before accepting their award, the cast stood on stage to present their nominated film but as the camera panned to the audience, stars sitting front row, like Renée Zellweger, Adam Driver and Brad Pitt, were seen giving them a standing ovation. The entire audience joined in as well.
Director Bong Joon-ho was spotted filming the cast on his phone.
“The film, Parasite, is a dark comedy, a thriller, and a powerful metaphor. It depicts a class struggle taking place, all under one roof, where some aren’t even aware a struggle exists. Watching the film, you may find your loyalties to our characters shifting. And questioning who, exactly, are the heroes and who are the villains? ” the cast said. “And when you leave the theatre, you still may not have decided on an answer.”
Up next, “Parasite” is nominated for six awards at the Academy Awards, including, Best Picture, International Feature Film, Production Design, Original Screenplay, Directing and Film Editing.