South Korean director Bong Joon-ho won the award for best filmmaker at the 23rd Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday.
During the annual event in Beverly Hills, California, Bong was commended for his recent film “Parasite,” for which he won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
This year’s Hollywood winners also include Charlize Theron, who took home the career achievement award; Antonio Banderas and Renee Zellweger, chosen as best actor and actress; and Al Pacino and Laura Dern, selected as best supporting actor and actress. “Avengers: Endgame” won the Hollywood blockbuster award, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff and James Mangold won awards for best producer and director.
“Parasite” is the story of a poor family that cons its way into a job working for a wealthy family, a satirical black comedy about class disputes. It has made $108 million worldwide as of Monday.