For all the criticism Oscars 2020 received due to lack of diversity, Parasite surely served as a saving grace. The South Korean dark comedy film emerged as the Best Picture this past Sunday. Since then, many people have taken to social media to congratulate the team behind the Oscar-winning movie. YouTuber Eugene Lee Yang (The Try Guys and BuzzFeed fame) was one of those people!
Parasite wins the Best Picture Award!
Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho, is a dark comedy thriller film. It revolves around the topics of greed and class discrimination that are beautifully conveyed in the South Korean feature in question. On the road to Oscars, 1917 surfaced as a clear favorite to grab the big one. However, the results were different!
Eugene Lee Yang’s Heartfelt Reaction to Parasite’s Oscar Win!
The YouTuber didn’t hold back any emotions while congratulating the “Best Picture” of 2019. He took to Twitter and brought up how amazing he felt on hearing his family’s native language on the big stage. His tweet is attached below.
Language is a core expression of identity. Subtitles do not divide or disqualify – they’re gateways into incredible stories you might have otherwise never known.
— Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) February 10, 2020
Eugene Lee Yang’s Rise to Stardom:
Yang came into prominence after he joined BuzzFeed, an internet media company, in 2013. His impressive work ethic and story-telling skills encouraged BuzzFeed to hand him creative control so he could experiment with new ideas.
The following year, BuzzFeed introduced The Try Guys and roped in Yang to play a core part in it. As per the format, the team had to try crazy and entertaining challenges. In the summer of 2018, The Try Guys team announced their departure from BuzzFeed.
How honest did you find Yang’s reaction to Parasite’s win? Are you down to see more Foreign-language films take home the Best Picture Award, as one did in Oscars 2020? Let us know!