“How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” he asked, prompting jeers from the crowd. “Did you see it?”
“The winner is… a movie from South Korea! What the hell was that all about?” he went on. “We got enough problems with South Korea with trade. On top of that, they give them best movie of the year? Was it good? I don’t know. Let’s get ‘Gone With the Wind.’ Can we get ‘Gone With the Wind’ back, please?”
“So many great movies…” he bemoaned before again mocking, “the winner is from South Korea!”
“I thought it was best foreign film, right? Best foreign movie,” he said. “Did this ever happen before?”
It hadn’t, actually, happened before. “Parasite” made history when it became the first foreign-language film to win best picture at the Oscars, also taking home original screenplay, director for Bong Joon Ho and best international film.
He also took a shot at Brad Pitt, who used his speech for winning supporting actor to, in part, call out the Trump impeachment trial for blocking the testimony of former national security adviser John Bolton. Trump said he was “never a fan” of Pitt, addressing his Oscars speech.
“He got up and said little wiseguy statements,” Trump said of Pitt. “He’s a little wiseguy.”
During the Oscars, Pitt joked, “They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week. I’m thinking maybe Quentin [Tarantino] does a movie about it — in the end, the adults do the right thing.”
Neon, the distributor of “Parasite,” took Trump’s jabs in stride, tweeting that it was “understandable” that Trump couldn’t comprehend the subtitled film. “He can’t read,” it said, including the hashtag #Bong2020.
— NEON (@neonrated) February 21, 2020