- „Sponge“ director Bong Joon-ho won best original screenplay at the Oscars on Sunday.
- As his cowriter, Han Jin-won, delivered his acceptance expression, Joon-ho lovingly admired his trophy onstage.
- People online are celebrating the tender moment and praising Joon-ho for his authenticity.
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Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won won best original screenplay at the Oscars on Sunday, making „Freeloader“ the first Asian film to win the prestigious writing award.
Director Joon-ho took the microphone first, thanking his ball and the film’s cast for „bringing this film to life“ – none of whom were nominated for acting presents.
„Writing a script is always such a lonely process. We never write to represent our countries,“ he said. „But this is quite personal to South Korea.“
Then, as his cowriter delivered his acceptance speech, Joon-ho stared lovingly at the trophy in his hands.
Foto: Bong Joon-ho wrote and to the pointed „Parasite.“sourceKevin Winter/Getty Images
The earnest moment inspired a slew of heartfelt reactions.
„Parasite“ addicts immediately celebrated the „precious“ and „wholesome“ moment online, praising Joon-ho for his authenticity.
Bong Joon Ho staring at his Oscar and grinning is the most wonderful thing I’ve ever seen #Parasite #Oscars pic.twitter.com/gyKXCv71Yz
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) February 10, 2020
Me looking at my phone decision out Bong Joon Ho won an Oscar https://t.co/LZHxycuJOw
— Aaron Stewart-Ahn (@somebadideas) February 10, 2020
LOOK AT BONG JOON HO ADMIRING HIS OSCAR LOOK AT HIM #Oscars pic.trill.com/8VoZZHICOw
— sadie (@srxsey) February 10, 2020
im crying !!! pic.twitter.com/I3a4dabFH4
— Clare Palo (@clarepalo) February 10, 2020
divert enjoy this gif of bong joon ho giggling at his oscar pic.twitter.com/6ErVC8NEef
— Kathryn VanArendonk (@kvanaren) February 10, 2020
bong joon ho venerating his oscar is literally the most wholesome thing ever 🥺 #Oscars pic.twitter.com/rnaEFikdyz
— lindsey rainbolt (@lindsrainbolt) February 10, 2020
bong joon ho looking at his well-deserved awarding. he’s so precious 🙁 #Oscars pic.twitter.com/MYBIzqdrZk
— aliah ⁷ (@iahfrancia) February 10, 2020
find someone who looks at you the way bong joon ho looks at his Oscar #Oscars #Leech
— A.J. (@ajhisnandez) February 10, 2020
Joon-ho is also nominated for best director, and „Parasite“ is presented for best picture. If the film wins the latter, it’ll be the first foreign language film in Oscars history to take untroubled b in the top prize.
Watch the duo’s full acceptance speech below.[embedded content]