Monday, October 26, 2020
No menu items!

Trump blasts best-picture Oscar for South Korean film ‘Parasite’

President Donald Trump on Thursday (February 20) ridiculed the historic best-picture Oscar win for South Korean film “Parasite,” telling a campaign rally he wished for the return of Hollywood classics like 1939’s “Gone with the Wind.”

“Parasite,” a dark social satire about the gap between rich and poor in modern Seoul, earlier this month became the first non-English-language film to take Hollywood’s top prize. It also won three other Oscars – best director and original screenplay for Bong Joon Ho and best international feature film.

“How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” asked Trump at the rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Imitating an Academy Awards presenter, he said: “And the winner is a movie from South Korea.”

“What the hell was that all about? We’ve got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. And after all that, they give them best movie of the year?” Trump added.

“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.

Trump also dismissed actor Brad Pitt, who won an Oscar for best supporting actor for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Pitt said in accepting the award that he got more time to speak, 45 seconds, than former national security adviser John Bolton received at Trump’s Senate impeachment trial.

“I was never a big fan of his. He’s a little wise guy,” Trump said of Pitt.

(Production: Vanessa Johnston)

Latest News

Pakistan PM accuses Macron of attacking Islam by ‘encouraging’ blasphemous cartoons

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday (October 25) that French President Emmanuel Macron has "attacked...

Former Brazil striker Ronaldinho says he has tested positive for COVID-19

Former Brazil striker Ronaldinho Gaucho said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating. The ex-Barcelona and Paris...

Barrett’s U.S. Supreme Court confirmation edges closer after Sunday vote

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Sunday (October 25) moved closer toward a final confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee,...

Unable to travel, Singaporeans enjoy airplane food on the ground

With few allowed to travel in and out of Singapore due to COVID-19 restrictions, hundreds flocked to the airport on Saturday (Octob...

Pence aide tests positive for coronavirus, spokesman says

Marc Short, the chief of staff for U.S Vice President Mike Pence, has tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesman for the vice...

More Articles Like This