There have been too many moments when the US President Donald Trump has made confusing and awkward comments. Remember his baffling and weird tweet about the moon and the Mars. Now, he questions the Academy Awards’ choice of the Best Picture?
Yes, when the world went gaga over Bong Joon-ho’s South Korean masterpiece Parasite, which highlights poverty and class struggle, Trump is not happy with Parasite winning the top honours at the 92nd Academy Awards.
In fact, history was made when Parasite – a non-English film won the Best Picture award for the first time ever at the Oscars this year. The South Korean film also took home three other awards in Best International Feature Film, Best Director as well as Best Original Screenplay categories. Parasite was nominated for six Oscars.
However, addressing a packed re-election campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Trump ridiculed the Oscar ceremony for awarding the Best Picture to Parasite, a foreign film. “How bad was the Academy Awards this year? And the winner is a movie from South Korea — what the hell was that all about? We got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year?,” Trump asked the crowd.
Trump, however, wants to return to films like Sunset Boulevard? And Gone With the Wind.
“Let’s get Gone With the Wind — can we get, like, Gone With the Wind back, please? Sunset Boulevard?” he said.
The US President and his wife Melania Trump who will visit India on February 24 also took a dig at Brad Pitt. Pitt won Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. However, Trump called him “a little wiseguy.” Let’s don’t forget, Pitt had used his acceptance speech to support the impeachment of Trump. So, now we know.
Meanwhile, Parasite distributor Neon took to Twitter to respond to the US President’s comment. “Understandable, he can’t read.”
Trump goes off on the Oscars for giving Best Picture to Parasite because it’s a South Korean movie pic.twitter.com/GUGKdExTbw
— Claudia Koerner (@ClaudiaKoerner) February 21, 2020
While Bong Joon-ho has been receiving praises from across the world, he recently revealed at a press meet in South Korea that master filmmaker Martin Scorsese had written a heartfelt letter to him congratulating him on his Oscar success. Scorsese was gangster epic The Irishman starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci was nominated for 10 Academy Awards.
With agency inputs