When the South Korean film Parasite won the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, it was praised as one of the biggest achievements in Korean film history.
And that was just one of film awards that Parasite has won around the world.
Parasite was also named as the best foreign language film of the year by the U.S. National Board of Review on Tuesday.
The National Board of Review awards are selected by an influential circle of film critics, and winning an award from the organization is seen as a positive sign that the film might win an Oscar.
The New York Times has also reported that Parasite has a high chance of winning the best foreign film award or even an Oscar for best picture at the Academy Awards.
It ranked the film third on its list of best movies of 2019, saying that no other film has created sadness at the state of the world and joy about the state of movies at the same time.
Despite the 100-year long history of the Korean film industry, no Korean film has been nominated to Oscar.
Gold Derby, an American awards prediction website currently ranks Parasite 4th on the list of possible winners for the best picture award and 3rd for the best director award.
The Academy Awards ceremony is to take place in Los Angeles in February and the nominations will be announced on January 13th.
Lee Min-sun Arirang News.