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'Parasite' Makes History, Earns 6 Oscar Nominations

Write: 2020-01-14 08:30:36Update: 2020-01-14 09:00:50

'Parasite' Makes History, Earns 6 Oscar Nominations

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Bong Joon-ho's "Parasite" has been nominated for six Academy Awards, becoming the first South Korean film to compete at the U.S. film event. 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday unveiled its final list of nominations for this year's Oscars.

"Parasite" was nominated for best picture, best directing, best original screenplay, best international feature film, production design and film editing.

It's the first time a South Korean film has made it to the final nominee list of an Academy Awards category. "Burning" by director Lee Chang-dong was shortlisted for best foreign language film last year. 

Bong's black comedy thriller won the top prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe for best foreign language film last week. The film has also raked in numerous accolades from various film critics associations.

Meanwhile, the South Korean documentary "In the Absence" on the 2014 Sewol ferry disaster was nominated for best documentary short subject at this year's 92nd Academy Awards.

The winners will be unveiled at an annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles on February ninth.

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