Source: Toronto International Film Festival


The sense that something big is brewing for Bong Joon Ho’s acclaimed South Korean dark comedy Parasite intensified after it won the Writers Guild of America’s best original screenplay award on Saturday night (February 1).

To add to the best ensemble win at the recent Screen Actors Guild awards, the film has another Hollywood guild trophy for the cabinet. Bong shared the prize with co-writer Han Jin Won for their script based on Bong’s original story idea.

Parasite has one awards show to go – the Oscars next weekend – and is nominated for six awards: best film, screenplay, director, editing, international feature film, and production design.

Taika Waititi collected best adapted screenplay honours or JoJo Rabbit, based the book Caging Skies by Christine Leunens.

In other feature awards, Alex Gibney prevailed in the documentary screenplay category for The Inventor: Out for Blood In Silicon Valley.

In the TV categories, Jesse Armstrong’s Succession earned the prize for best drama, Barry won the comedy prize, and Watchmen took the best new series award. Chernobyl took the original long form award, and Fosse/Verdon earned adapted long form honours.

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