• A video captured after the Academy Awards features Bong Joon-Ho "apologizing" for the trophies he won
  • He said sorry while giving trophies to the engravers
  • "Parasite" emerged victorious in four categories

Bong Joon-Ho never would have thought in his wildest dreams that he would win an Oscar one day. But the “Parasite” helmer defied the odds and went on to win four Oscars at the 92nd Academy Awards. After the ceremony, all the actors and filmmakers went on to celebrate their victories at the Governors Ball.

The winners engraved their names on the golden statuette during the party and when Joon-Ho went up to the engravers, something magical happened. According to a video uploaded by Variety, the South Korean filmmaker apoloigized to the engravers for giving too many trophies and causing minor inconvenience.

The clip shows Joon-Ho smiling while giving the trophies and as soon as the engravers saw them, the filmmaker can be seen apologizing for making their work difficult. “I am so sorry for the hard work,” Joon-Ho said.

Later in the video, he and one of the producers from the movie were feeling elated while looking at their trophies. The movie triumphed at the Oscars by winning in most of the major categories like Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Best International Film, and the directing award for the “Host” filmmaker.

While winning the Best Director award, the 50-year-old filmmaker revealed that he was not expecting it and was ready to enjoy the evening after securing a win in the International Feature category. During his acceptance speech, Joon-Ho noted that he thought he was done for the day and was ready to enjoy the show as a spectator.

He expressed gratitude toward Martin Scorsese, who influenced his work throughout his career. “When I was young and studying cinema, there was a saying that I carved deep into my heart, which is that, ‘The most personal is the most creative,’” Joon-Ho said. He attributed the quote to Scorsese as the filmmaker stood up to applause from the audience.

The South Korean filmmaker also thanked Quentin Tarantino’s name for taking the names of his films in Tarantino’s lists. He concluded by saying that if he could, he would have divided the trophy into five equal parts and gave each part to each of the directors nominated.

“Parasite” won four trophies while “1917” went home with three. “Joker,” “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” and “Ford v Ferarri” nabbed two trophies each.

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Bong Joon-ho wins big at the Oscars on Feb. 9, 2020, in Hollywood, California. ABC/Arturo Holmes