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Sharon Choi, ‘Parasite’ Director Bong Joon Ho’s Translator, Is Ultimate Winner At Oscars

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<div data-aria-label="Video" data-provider="vidible" data-published="2020-02-11T06:04:45+00:00" data-videovertical="" data-placeholder="//img.vidible.tv/prod/2020-01/06/5e12cea17a51ca5e3d999a12/5e12cea17eacaa0001c8adc7_o_F_v1.jpg?w=1440&h=900&q=60"></div><div><p>Sharon Choi, a filmmaker and fellow director <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/oscars-2020-full-list-of-academy-award-winners_au_5e40f15ec5b6b70887035454?utm_hp_ref=au-homepage">Bong Joon Ho</a>’s translator during this awards show season, is the true winner of the 2020 <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/oscars-2020-red-carpet-best-dressed_au_5e4092aec5b6f1f57f133ff1">Oscars</a>.</p><p>Mentions of Choi blew up on social media on Sunday when she took the stage several times throughout the 92nd Academy Awards to translate the “Parasite” director’s acceptance speeches.</p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">How about a hand for Sharon Choi, the interpreter who's been just as excellent in speaking for Bong Joon-ho this awards season! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Oscars?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#Oscars</a><a href="https://t.co/aHOAQK3Y8T" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/aHOAQK3Y8T</a></p>— Jao (@Jaollibee) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jaollibee/status/1226714867744178176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 10, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">also: BJH's interpreter sharon choi did a stunning job during that best director acceptance speech, like she always does.</p>— Lenika Cruz (@lenikacruz) <a href="https://twitter.com/lenikacruz/status/1226717140415401985?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 10, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">wanna shout out Sharon Choi — filmmaker and Bong Joon-ho’s translator. she’s a consummate professional who translates w/ nuance and clarity which is awesome bec if it were me i’d start every one of bong’s speeches with “now listen up u little bitches”</p>— Amanda Rosenberg (@AmandaRosenberg) <a href="https://twitter.com/AmandaRosenberg/status/1226615633279741953?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 9, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p>Additionally, interviews cropped up of the 25-year-old Korean American talking about her directing aspirations as well as Bong calling her a “great filmmaker.”</p><p>In one post-show interview with <a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/video/parasite-director-bong-joon-ho-reveals-his-translator-sharon-choi-is-a-director-1267073?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Hollywood Reporter, </a>Choi shared how translating on such a large stage made her “super anxious,” but that it’s “been great.” When she was pressed about her own ambitions, Bong stepped in to say, “She’s perfect, and we all depend on her. 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She studied film in the university. So, I’m so curious about her script. Actually, she’s writing some feature-length script. I’m so curious about it,” the director said, while Choi blushed and laughed by his side.</p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bong Joon Ho says his translator Sharon Choi is writing a script: "I'm curious about it" <a href="https://t.co/SKP7tq0pya" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/SKP7tq0pya</a></p>— Variety (@Variety) <a href="https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1226746493727412224?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 10, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p>Choi, who lives in Seoul, has reportedly only been working with Bong since May 2019, according to <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/jan/02/lust-in-translation-how-we-fell-for-the-people-giving-arthouse-auteurs-a-voice" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Guardian</a>. She was “an indispensable part of his team” at the Cannes Film Festival, where “Parasite” won the Palme d’Or, per The Guardian.</p><p>It’s unclear what the script she’s writing is about, but it seems that she’s already quite beloved on social media. In one of the many posts about her on Twitter on Oscars night, someone even made a composite of some of her awards season appearances:</p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">THEY MADE AN EDIT FOR THE LADY TRANSLATOR ARE YALL INSANE <a href="https://t.co/DVGTYmdgyt" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/DVGTYmdgyt</a></p>— give it up for parasite everybody! 🥳#⃝ ☭ (@365deux) <a href="https://twitter.com/365deux/status/1226726892360929280?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 10, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p>We can only hope that we’ll see more of Choi, perhaps all on her own, during the next awards season.</p></div><section><h5></h5><div></div></section>

Sharon Choi, a filmmaker and fellow director Bong Joon Ho’s translator during this awards show season, is the true winner of the 2020 Oscars.

Mentions of Choi blew up on social media on Sunday when she took the stage several times throughout the 92nd Academy Awards to translate the “Parasite” director’s acceptance speeches.

Additionally, interviews cropped up of the 25-year-old Korean American talking about her directing aspirations as well as Bong calling her a “great filmmaker.”

In one post-show interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Choi shared how translating on such a large stage made her “super anxious,” but that it’s “been great.” When she was pressed about her own ambitions, Bong stepped in to say, “She’s perfect, and we all depend on her. She’s also a great filmmaker.”

Bong was asked in another post-show interview whether he would help Choi with her film work in the future.

“You already know she’s a filmmaker. She studied film in the university. So, I’m so curious about her script. Actually, she’s writing some feature-length script. I’m so curious about it,” the director said, while Choi blushed and laughed by his side.

Choi, who lives in Seoul, has reportedly only been working with Bong since May 2019, according to The Guardian. She was “an indispensable part of his team” at the Cannes Film Festival, where “Parasite” won the Palme d’Or, per The Guardian.

It’s unclear what the script she’s writing is about, but it seems that she’s already quite beloved on social media. In one of the many posts about her on Twitter on Oscars night, someone even made a composite of some of her awards season appearances:

We can only hope that we’ll see more of Choi, perhaps all on her own, during the next awards season.

Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/oscars-2020-parasite-translator-sharon-choi_au_5e4239adc5b6b708870663e1

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