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South Korean social satire “Parasite” won the Oscar for best picture, making history as the first film not in the English language to win the movie industry’s highest honor. “Parasite,” about the gap between rich and poor in modern Seoul, won a total of four Oscars, including best director and screenplay for Bong Joon Ho and best international feature. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
South Korean social satire “Parasite” won the Oscar for best picture, making history as the first film not in the English language to win the movie industry’s highest honor. “Parasite,” about the gap between rich and poor in modern Seoul, won a total of four Oscars, including best director and screenplay for Bong Joon Ho and best international feature. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Oscar surprise ‘Parasite’ reflects deepening social divide in South Korea

SEOUL,  (Reuters) – The black comedy “Parasite” is a tale of two South Korean families – the wealthy Parks and the poor Kims – mirroring the deepening inequality in Asia’s fourth-largest economy.

Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho win Oscar for Best Picture for "Parasite" at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho win Oscar for Best Picture for “Parasite” at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

South Korea’s ‘Parasite’ beats Hollywood greats to make Oscar history

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) – “Parasite,” a dark social satire from South Korea, won the Oscar for best picture yesterday, making history as the first film in a language other than English to claim the movie industry’s highest honour.

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray of the Philippines crowns the new Miss Universe 2019, South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi, during the pageant at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 8, 2019. (CNN photo) See page 18

South African crowned Miss Universe

(CNN) Miss South Africa rules all. Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe Sunday night after excelling through rounds of swimsuit and evening gown struts, questions on social issues and one final chance to explain why she was the right choice.

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