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South Korea's 'Parasite' wins best picture Oscar

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Han Jin-won and South Korean film director Bong Joon-ho accept the award for Best Original Screenplay for "Parasite." AFP

"Parasite" made history Sunday in winning the Oscar for best picture, as the first non-English language film to score the coveted award.

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 The South Korean film beat heavy competition from films including the heavily favored war epic "1917" to take home its fourth statuette of the night.

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Bong Joon-ho, right, accepts the award for Best International Feature Film for "Parasite" from Spanish actress Penelope Cruz. AFP 

Earlier, it won the prizes for best director for Bong Joon-ho, best international feature and best original screenplay to become the big winner on Hollywood's biggest night.

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The cast of "Parasite" arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. AFP

It has also proved a box-office hit, taking more than $161 million worldwide, including more than $30 million in North America.

"Parasite" beat out Poland's "Corpus Christi," "Les Miserables" from France, Spain's "Pain and Glory," and "Honeyland" from North Macedonia.

Films from 92 countries were submitted this year.

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