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Will ‘Parasite’ make history at the Oscars on Sunday?

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, third left, and the cast of Parasite cheer after winning the biggest award at the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Jan. 19.

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The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday US time; here are some fun facts about the nominees: Parasite becomes the first South Korean film to be nominated for both Best International Feature Film and Best Picture. According to AFP, it is the sixth non-English language movie to achieve a double nomination, but none of the previous five have managed to clinch the biggest award.

It has been a bumpy award season for the world’s streaming giant Netflix, which led the Golden Globe nominations and walked away with just two awards. After spending billions to recruit the industry’s top filmmakers, while actively launching award season campaigns, Netflix bagged an impressive 24 Oscar nominations this year.

Last, Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker may not be the film critics’ favorite, but its movie score earned legendary composer John Williams his 52nd Oscar nomination, drawing him even closer to film producer Walt Disney’s record of 59 nods. Williams has already won five Oscars during his career.

(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)



《Star Wars : 天行者的崛起》或許並未受到影評人青睞,其電影配樂卻為傳奇作曲家約翰威廉斯贏得第五十二次提名,逼近電影製作人華特迪士尼的五十九次紀錄。威廉斯在電影生涯中,已榮獲五座奧斯卡獎。



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