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PARASITE Sweeps Hollywood Industry Guild Awards

Feb 04, 2020
  • Writer by Pierce Conran
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Korean Hit Scores Prizes from SAG, WGA, ACE, ADG and MSPE

As the awards season reaches its climax, BONG Joon-ho’s acclaimed Palme d’Or winner PARASITE (2019) has been stacking win after win at Hollywood’s major industry guild award ceremonies. The Korean smash hit earned the Best Ensemble Award from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Best Original Screenplay from the Writers Guild of America (WGA), the Eddie for Best Feature Film - Drama at the American Cinema Editors (ACE) Awards, the Best Contemporary Film prize at the Art Directors Guild (ADG) Awards and Best Sound Editing for a Foreign Feature at the MSPE’s Golden Reel Awards.

On Friday, January 18, YANG Jin-mo made history by winning the editing award for Best Feature Film - Drama at the ACE Eddies Awards, making PARASITE (2019) the first ever foreign-language film to pick up the prize. YANG beat out competition from favorites such as Ford V Ferrari (2019) and The Irishman (2019).

Though it received no individual acting nominations, PARASITE (2019) was the surprise winner for the top prize at the SAGs, Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture, beating out favorites such as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) and The Irishman (2019) on Sunday, January 19. It was the first ever foreign language film to pick up the prize and only the second to ever receive a nomination, following Life Is Beautiful in 1997. The awardees include SONG Kang-ho, LEE Sun-kyun, JO Yeo-jeong, CHOI Woo-shik, PARK So-dam, JANG Hye-jin, LEE Jung-eun, PARK Myeong-hoon, JEONG Ji-so and JEONG Hyeon-jun.

On the same night as the SAGs, PARASITE (2019) picked up the Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Foreign Language Feature prize from the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) at the Golden Reel Awards. The prize went to supervising sound editor Ralph CHOI Tae-young, sound designer GANG Hye-yeong, supervising ADR editor KIM Byung-in, sound effects editors GANG Hye-yeong, foley artists PARK Sung-gyun and LEE Chung-gyu, and foley editor SHIN I-na.

Two weeks later, on Saturday, February 1, BONG Joon-ho and HAN Jin-won made history by picking up the Best Original Screenplay prize from the Writers Guild of America, beating out Marriage Story (2019)’s Noah BAUMBACH, among others.

On the same night, production designer LEE Ha-joon picked up the Best Contemporary Film, over rivals such as Us (2019) and Knives Out (2019), at the ADG Awards.
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