Hollywood was stoked after “Parasite” took home the Oscar for best picture on Sunday.
Olivia Munn, Ava DuVernay, Andrew Yang, Sterling K. Brown and other famous folks showed the South Korean film and its director, Bong Joon Ho, some love on Twitter after “Parasite” made history at the 92nd Academy Awards by becoming the first foreign-language film to win best picture.
DuVernay was among the first celebs to express her excitement online. She posted a GIF on her Twitter with the caption: “MASSIVE! HISTORIC! LANDMARK! PARASITE! The world is big and it is beautiful and films from everywhere deserve to be on that stage winning @TheAcademy’s highest honor. This is wonderful and right. #Oscars.”
Here’s a sampling of other reactions:
Wow I need to see Parasite.— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) February 10, 2020
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
Tonight I heard the language of my family on the Oscars stage. 🇰🇷 I can’t wait to hear many, many more... #Parasite pic.twitter.com/rqFdQwX4t4
Parasite Parasite Parasite Parasite!!!! Oh my gawwwdddd Parasite did it!!!! Director Bong did it!! The whole insanely talented cast did it!! South Korea did it. History made. Heading out to celebrate all night!!!— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) February 10, 2020