- アカデミー賞 (Academy Award) のこと（写真説明はオスカー像。後出 film academy は映画芸術科学アカデミー (Academy of ... Sciences) のこと）
- best picture
- 作品賞（後出 best director は監督賞のこと、best international film は国際長編映画賞のこと、best screenplay は脚本賞のこと、 best foreign-language film award は外国語映画賞のこと）
- period epic
- reward ～
- relegate ～ to ...
- 多様化させる（後出 diversity は多様性）
- signal ～
In a milestone win that instantly expanded the Oscars' horizons, Bong Joon-ho's remarkably devious class satire "Parasite" became the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards.
"Parasite" took Hollywood's top prize on Feb. 9, along with best director, best international film and best screenplay. In a year dominated by period epics — "1917," "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," "The Irishman" — the film academy instead went overseas, to South Korea, to reward a contemporary and unsettling portrait of social inequality in "Parasite."
The film attracted Oscar voters, as it headed into the American awards season and, ultimately, made history. The win was a watershed moment for the Academy Awards, which has long relegated international films to their own category. But in recent years, to diversify its membership, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited many more overseas voters to join.
The win for "Parasite" came in a year when many had criticized the lack of diversity in the nominations and the absence of female filmmakers. The film was only the 11th foreign-language film ever nominated for best picture but the third in the last decade. No Korean film had ever won an Oscar before. But the victory for Bong's work enabled Hollywood to signal a different kind of progress.
Accepting the best foreign-language film award at the Golden Globes last month, Bong said through his translator: "Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films." After the Academy Awards, he said, "I don't think it's necessary to separate all the borders and divisions, whether it's Asia, Europe or the U.S. If we pursue the beauty of cinema and focus on the individual charms that each piece has, then, I think, we will naturally overcome these barriers." (AP)
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