V of BTS Congratulates Bong Joon-ho and Choi Woo-shik on Oscar Win
On Feb. 9, Parasite made history at the Academy Awards by becoming the first foreign language film to ever win Best Picture. On Twitter, V of BTS congratulated Parasite director Bong Joon-ho and Choi Woo-shik who played Kim Ki-woo in the film.
‘Parasite’ made history with its Oscar wins
Even before the awards ceremony, the film made history with its nominations. On Jan. 13, Parasite earned six Oscar nominations, becoming the first South Korean movie to be nominated for Best Picture and Best International Film. The film also picked up nominations for Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Film Editing, and Bong was nominated for Best Director.
At the Academy Awards on Feb. 9, Parasite won four of the six awards it was nominated for. Parasite won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Film. With its wins, it became the first South Korean movie to win Best Picture and Best International Film, and became the first foreign language film to win Best Picture.
V posted about Bong Joon-ho and Choi Woo-shik on BTS’s Twitter
After the Academy Awards, V posted a congratulatory tweet on BTS’s shared Twitter account. The BTS singer posted photos of Bong and Choi. The photo of Bong showed the director with an Academy Award, and the photo of Choi showed the actor after Parasite won Best Picture.
In a sweet message, V congratulated Bong on the Best Picture win for Parasite. V then lovingly pointed out that he noticed his friend Choi wipe away his tears after the win.
“Director Bong Joon-ho I reallyreallyreally for real really congratulate you #WooshikSsiISawYouWipeYourTears,” V wrote on Twitter according to a translation.
V of BTS and Choi Woo-shik are close friends
This is not the first time V congratulated Choi for his work with Parasite. At the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Parasite became the first foreign language film to win Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
After the SAG Awards win, V posted two videos with Choi on BTS’s shared Twitter account. BTS was in Los Angeles at the time for the 2020 Grammy Awards and The Late Late Show with James Corden, so V and Choi were able to spend time together.
In the first video the two strolled together side by side. According to a fan translation, the caption of the video reads, “Wooshik-ssi, congratulations on the SAG award.”
V then posted a second video on BTS’s Twitter account of the two of them eating burgers on a bench. “It’s hard to believe, that this person is that person from the awards,” V wrote in the caption according to a fan translation.
Choi and V are part of the “Wooga” Squad, a group brought together by actor Park Seo-joon. Park Hyung-sik and PeakBoy are also part of the friend group. Choi and V are truly friendship goals, and V’s tweets are just one of the ways the two support each other with their respective careers.