1. The BAFTA curse is real. 2. Never trust my predictions and listen to mhynson27 some more. 3. The Academy overcame the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles ... question mark? 4. This overlong circle-jerk is somehow still worth watching every year because sometimes, anything can happen. Y'all take your stats, throw 'em down every set of basement stairs you have, and lock the doors real tight.
I literally felt like Howard Ratner watching Game 7 of the Celtics vs. 76ers Eastern Conference Semfinals for the Director and Picture awards. Genuinely wish my reaction to Bong's win was being filmed. Holy fuck, you guys. In honor of Parasite, I raise my glass of soju.
So everything was going along as predicted, then boom! Upset with Director. Then boom again Upset with Picture.
So much for PGA and DGA precedence.
I wouldn't say it's too much of a shock that Bong won Best Director. Yea no DGA but everyone clearly loved Parasite and no foreign language film had ever won BP so it wouldn't be a stretch to think that giving it all the other awards it got was their way of rewarding it BP while still giving the actual BP prize to 1917.