Parasite's win at the Oscars is a big win for Diversity!

The persistent dialogue on Diversity has become an Oscars phenomenon as well. Especially if we see what's been playing the last couple of years, although small steps but giant nonetheless for an enterprise that has never been so diverse in its representation as well as in celebrating the talent that doesn't look like the quintessential Hollywood glitterati. This is in particular thanks to that very glitterati that are using the platform and their Oscar Win to champion diversity in all the aspects, be it gender, race, sexuality representation to animal rights and environment. Applause. Finally, people who are able to influence are using that power of influence in the right direction. Joaquin Phoenix's heartfelt speech and Natalie Portman's black and gold Dior Haute Couture outfit with the last names of female directors embroidered on the cape making both a fashion and a feminist statement. 

Coming to the movie, Parasite, which is a masterpiece in its own right. Being a global Indian, I have been so attuned to watching movies from across the globe but there is everything right when it comes to Parasite. A well-made movie that is deep with many layers of themes. Truly, the best foreign movie I have ever watched (So far as I have a lifetime ahead of me :)).

I am glad that Oscars looked beyond the language barrier and gave Parasite the award it deserved. It is a big win for Diversity, nonetheless, it is also a big win for celebrating diverse talent. It's not about inclusion as much as it is about rewarding and extending a chance to the most deserving talent in the Oscars lot. 



"Parasite" (@ParasiteMovie) won four awards at the 92nd Academy Awards Oscars (@TheAcademy), including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Original Screenplay, fired up Twitter all over the world. "Parasite", the first Korean movie in history to win an Oscar for Best Picture, was the world's most Tweeted about the movie during the award show. "Parasite" received more than 1.6 million Tweets worldwide from the time nominees were announced on 13 January 2020. The second most Tweeted movie was "Joker", with Joaquin Phoenix also winning the Oscar for Best Actor in a leading role. The third most Tweeted film was "Once Upon A Time in Hollywood", with Hollywood royalty Brad Pitt also winning for Best Actor in Supporting Role. Fourth place went to "Jojo Rabbit", while Best Animated Feature Film, "Toy Story 4" rounded up the list in fifth place. 

Most Tweeted about movies during the 2020 Oscars night
  1. Parasite
  2. Joker
  3. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  4. Jojo Rabbit
  5. Toy Story 4

Twitter also announced the 'Top 5 most Tweeted moments of the 2020 Oscars night'. With more than 500,000 Tweets around the world, Parasite's Best Picture Win was the top Tweeted moment of the night. 

Top 5 most Tweeted moments of the 2020 Oscars night
  1. Parasite wins Best Picture
  2. Joaquin Phoenix wins Best Actor for Joker 
  3. Bong Joon-ho wins Best Director for Parasite
  4. Renee Zellweger wins Best Actress for Judy
  5. Eminem's surprise performance at the Oscars

In addition, Director Bong Joon-ho was first on the list of the 'Most discussed celebrities on Twitter during the 2020 Oscars night'. 520,000 Tweets were related to Bong Joon-ho on the day of the awards ceremony alone. The rest of the top five celebrities were Joaquin Phoenix, Eminem, Brad Pitt, and Natalie Portman in that order.

Most Tweeted about celebs during the 2020 Oscars night
  1. Bong Joon-ho
  2. Joaquin Phoenix
  3. Eminem
  4. Brad Pitt
  5. Natalie Portman

The Top Tweet of the award show came from the official account of The Academy Awards (@TheAcademyannouncing "Parasite" as the winner of the Best Picture award.

Here are the Top 5 Tweets about the 2020 Oscars during the show: 

And here are the Top 5 Tweets about Parasite on the 2020 Oscars night: 

Check out hashtag #Oscars#Parasite, and #Bonghive, or follow the @TheAcademy and @ParasiteMovie official handles to keep updated with what's happening on Twitter celebrating this historic moment for Korean cinema!

-Press Note, and Image Courtesy: Twitter