In yet another controversial speech, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, criticized the Film Academy for giving the Oscar for best film for "Parasite" by director Bong Joon-ho. According to Trump, the film did not deserve the award for being from South Korea. "How bad was this year's Oscar?" the president asked the crowd in Colorado Springs during an event in his campaign. "You see? And the winner was a film from South Korea. What the hell was that?”
“Parasite” presents class conflicts and was the first film not spoken in English that won the award in the 92 years of the competition. The film also got awards for best director, original script and international film. However, Trump, who is already campaigning for re-election, did not agree with the choice. “We have a lot of problems with South Korea, with trade. Also, do they give the award for best film of the year? Was it that good? I don't know, ” said the US president.
In the sequence, the president expressed his nostalgia for old Hollywood films: “Let's see “ EoVento Levou”. Can we have “Gone with the Wind” back, please ? So many good movies. The 2020 winner is from South Korea. I thought it was the best foreign film, right? Best foreign film. No. Has this happened before?”
It is important to say that his ceremony, as well as other famous awards, had a series of speeches by great stars criticizing the postures and the Trump administration. Brad Pitt, the winner of the Best Supporting Actor Award for Quentin Tarantino's “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, became the president's target. During his speech, Pitt spoke about the impeachment trial against Trump in the Senate, which ended with his acquittal four days before the Oscars. Responding to Pitt, Trump said he was "never a fan" of the actor, who" stood up and said a little wise guy's speech".