Bong Joon-ho named as presenter for this year’s Oscars

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Bong Joon-ho named as presenter for this year’s Oscars

Director Bong Joon-ho at the 2020 Oscars [AFP/YONHAP]

Director Bong Joon-ho at the 2020 Oscars [AFP/YONHAP]

 
Director Bong Joon-ho, who won four Oscars last year for “Parasite” (2019), will grace the Academy Awards ceremony again; this time as a presenter, according to a list announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday.  
 
Bong was one of 15 presenters on the list. His genre-bending film “Parasite” won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film at the 2020 Academy Awards, which made him the first Korean filmmaker to win in all four categories.
 
Bong was named “presumably to present Best Director,” said online entertainment news site Deadline Hollywood.
 
This year’s nominees for Best Director are Lee Isaac Chung for “Minari” (2020), Chloé Zhao for “Nomadland” (2020), David Fincher “Mank” (2020), Thomas Vinterberg for “Another Round” (2020) and Emerald Fennell for “Promising Young Woman” (2020).
 
The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will take place on April 25 and will be streamed live in 225 countries.
 
BY HALEY YANG   [yang.hyunjoo@joongang.co.kr]
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