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Trump attacks Oscars for giving Best Picture to South Korean film

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<p>Donald Trump has attacked the Academy Awards for giving Best Picture to the South Korean movie <em>Parasite</em>.</p>

Donald Trump has attacked the Academy Awards for giving Best Picture to the South Korean movie Parasite.

Speaking at a rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the president went on a tangent about the Oscars, which were held last week.

"How bad were the Academy Awards this year?" he told a jeering crowd.

"And the winner is…a movie from South Korea. What the hell was that all about?"

Donald Trump has attacked the Oscars for giving Best Picture to 'a movie from South Korea'.

"We've got enough problems with South Korea with trade, on top of it, they give it the best movie of the year."

"Was it good? I don't know."

Parasite made history by becoming the only non-English movie to win the top gong in Oscars history.

It also won Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film.

Bong Joon-ho accepts the Best Picture award for Parasite onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California

The 73-year-old then called for a return to old movies.

"Can we get like, Gone with the Wind, back please?" he said.

"Sunset Boulevard. So many great movies."

Sunset Boulevard tells the story of a silent movie star rendered irrelevant by the changes in Hollywood. It did not win Best Picture.

Gone with the Wind, from 1939, has been criticised for its regressive views on slavery, African-Americans, the Ku Klux Klan and marital rape

Gone with the Wind has been described as a highly inaccurate depiction of the South during the Civil War.

Parasite is about a working-class family which uses trickery and deception so they can gain employment as a wealthy family's housekeeper, chauffeur and tutors.

The movie blends elements of satire, drama, suspense and horror.

Mr Trump also took a jab at Brad Pitt, who won Best Supporting Actor for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

"(Pitt) got up and said little wiseguy statements," the president said.

"He's a little wiseguy."

Brad Pitt, Oscars, 2020, speech

Pitt had made a crack about his allotted 45-second speaking time was longer than the Republican-controlled Senate allowed former Trump national security advisor John Bolton to testify.

Mr Trump himself has appeared in many Hollywood movies, including Home Alone 2, The Little Rascals and Two Weeks Notice, none of which were nominated for Best Picture.

Parasite wins big at SAG Awards

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/donald-trump-attacks-oscars-for-giving-best-picture-to-south-korean-film-parasite/442de7ab-8618-4604-8635-ad3d956a0137

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