Director Bong Joon Ho is having a major, well-deserved moment this year with numerous film award wins for 2019’s class thriller “Parasite” (Golden Globe, Cannes Film Festival, National Society of Film Critics Awards to name just a few). The film is also the first South Korean movie to receive Academy Award nominations—a total of six, for Best Picture and Best International Feature Film. He is not the only Asian artist to receive award accolades this award season as Awkwafina became the first Asian-American actor to win a Golden Globe in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy category for her role in Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell.”

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