If your sleepy neighborhood was laden with mysterious screams of stupefied glee on Sunday evening, worry not. That was just the Bong Hive: a devoted community of fans of filmmaker Bong Joon Ho and his 2019 masterpiece
But now we know. On Monday morning, we can account for certainty that it was
This was a good night for all of us, no doubt. But it was a historic night for the film’s director, producer, and screenwriter Bong Joon Ho. See, it’s been almost 70 years since an individual pulled off winning four Oscars in a single night, and it’s only been done the once before… and by, of all people, Walt Disney.
At the 26th Academy Awards in 1953, Disney took home Oscars for four different movies. He won for…
…Best Short Subject – Cartoons (which has since been renamed to Best Animated Short Subject) for
….Best Live Action Short Subject, Two-Reel (which has since been combined with its complementary award, Best Live Action Short Subject, One-Reel, into the unified Best Live Action Short Subject award) for the nature film
…Best Documentary Short Subject for
…Best Documentary Feature for
Disney served as producer on all of the above, allowing him the honor of accepting the trophies in aforesaid categories. Bong, likewise a producer for
Though Bong Joon Ho may only tie Walt’s record, we can note that he becomes the first ever individual to win four Oscars for the same film. That is an incredible superlative in its own right—perhaps even more impressive, some might say—and one that it might take even more than 67 more years to best.
So in the meantime, why not join us in some celebrating? Stick your head out the nearest window and cheer into the heavens over Bong Joon Ho and