- President Donald Trump shared his thoughts on this year’s Academy Awards at a campaign rally in Colorado.
- “And the winner is a movie from South Korea—what the hell was that all about?” he said, referring to Parasite.
- He also took a shot at Best Supporting Actor winner Brad Pitt.
Almost two weeks after this year’s Academy Awards, President Donald Trump made his opinions on this years Oscars heard at a campaign rally, voicing his displeasure with two winners in particular: Parasite for Best Picture, and Brad Pitt for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
“By the way, how bad were the Academy Awards this year, did you see it?” Trump asked the crowd at his rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, who began to bo0. “And the winner is a movie from South Korea—what the hell was that all about? We got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. On top of it they give them the best movie of the year? Was it good? I don’t know.”
That “movie from South Korea,” of course, is Parasite, the film that won not only Best Picture, but also Best International Feature, as well as Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Bong Joon Ho.
Trump continued his tangent, suggesting instead that the Oscars return to honoring movies like the four-hour-long 1939 film Gone With The Wind, or the 1950 Hollywood-based murder mystery, Sunset Boulevard.
“You know, I’m looking for like — let’s get Gone with the Wind,” Trump said. “Can we get like Gone with the Wind back, please? Sunset Boulevard. So many great movies.”
At a certain point, Trump moved on from Parasite and old movies to Brad Pitt, who won this year’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, and referenced Trump’s impeachment trial during his speech.
“And then you have Brad Pitt, I was never a big fan of his,” Trump said. “He got up, said a little wiseguy thing. He’s a little wiseguy.”
Pitt’s speech referred to Trump’s former National Security advisor, John Bolton, who was barred from testifying during Trump’s impeachment hearing.
“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” Pitt said.
If you haven’t seen Parasite or Once Upon a Time in Hollywood yet, you can stream them both right now.
Stream Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood Here
Stream Parasite Here