Bong was the night's biggest surprise victor, with Parasite taking home four Oscars, including Best Director, Best International Film and Best Picture, beating out Sam Mendes' war drama and expected victor 1917. But now that the latest cause to be championed at the Academy Awards is Apple's hardware failures, maybe we'll finally get the MacBook keyboards of our dreams. "You know what I'm talking about, you guys who are writing", Waititi added.
The first Māori director/screenwriter to take home the Academy Award, Waititi delivered a attractive and inspiring speech, calling out to those Indigenous children who want to create and tell stories and sharing that they, too, can end up on that stage. "Thanks for another attractive film", Mark shared on Instagram along with two photographs of them hugging each other. 'I share the thing with my producers and my mom, who introduced me to the book I adapted, but she didn't do any of the typing'.
She wasn't wrong. "Parasite" picked up four awards on Sunday night, including a history-making best picture win. The only other competitive Oscar win by an indigenous person went to Buffy Sainte-Marie, who won for Original Song in 1982 for "Up Where We Belong", featured in the movie An Officer and a Gentleman.
Speaking backstage, Taika joked that his speech was the "worst" of the night because he didn't thank anyone for helping him on Jojo Rabbit.
Having already gotten the point across, Waititi, unable to contain his offbeat New Zealand wit, continued with a full-on review, "Makes me want to go back to PCs". That seems like a waste of time.
"Horrible, things you're going to say you forget, and then you're just standing there". I did all the typing. No one else did it. And all the words came from my head'. I love him. He's done great stuff for me - he got me a bloody good deal on Thor: "Love and Thunder, but he didn't type anything on Jojo Rabbit".