"Can we get 'Gone With the Wind' back, please?" he said to thousands of supporters, referring to the film about the Civil War-era South that won the best-picture Oscar 80 years ago.
The tale of the wealthy Parks and the poor Kims became the first non-English language movie to win this year's Oscar for best picture, and three more, sparking debate over a growing social divide in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
The Oscars, which included performances by Janelle Monae and Eminem this year, reportedly took a ratings hit by 20 percent from a year ago, to an average TV audience of 23.6 million total viewers.
‘Parasite’, a South Korean film, has won four Oscars –– the most for this year, including Best Picture. This has people wondering whether Hollywood is finally less insular, or if there is still a long way to go.
The 2020 Oscars ceremony takes place on Sunday in Los Angeles, the climax of Hollywood's awards season.
Only Sony Pictures' "Little Women," an adaptation of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel by an all-female production team, broke the mold with its best picture nod.
"Joker" narrowly bested "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" to regain the No 1 spot at the weekend box office in its fourth week of release.
Bong Joon-ho's darkly comic tale of class war in the Seoul suburbs won the Palme D'or for best film at Cannes and is firming as an Oscar favourite next year, in what would be the first ever win for a Korean film.
"I think we're touching on courtesy toward human beings, human dignity," says South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, whose movie "Parasite" won the top Palme d'Or prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
The award adds to a successful run at the French cinema showcase for Asian films after Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda clinched the prestigious honour last year.
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