On June 30, the 'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' - the professional organization behind the prestigious 'Academy Awards' - revealed its list of approximately 800 new members invited to join the organization as honorary inductees.
Among the new members invited for the Academy membership in 2020 were key figures behind the 4-time 'Oscar' winner 'Parasite', including actors and actresses Choi Woo Sik, Lee Jung Eun, Jo Yeo Jung, Jang Hye Jin, and Park So Dam. Key staff members of 'Parasite' including costume director Choi Se Yeon, editing director Yang Jin Mo, music director Jung Jae Il, producer Kwak Shin Ae, art director Lee Ha Joon, audio director Choi Tae Young, scriptwriter Han Jin Won, and more were also invited.
Director Bong Joon Ho and lead actor Song Kang Ho were previously inducted as honorary Academy members back in 2015. Other Korean film figures who are a part of the Academy include directors Lim Kwon Taek, Park Chan Wook, Lee Chang Dong, Kim So Young, actors Lee Byung Hun and Choi Min Sik, and animator Kim Sang Jin.
Each year, the winners of the 'Academy Awards' are determined by the votes of over 8,000 honorary Academy members across the globe.