'Parasite' big victor at Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

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South Korean film "Parasite" turned out to be a big victor on Sunday at the 45th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, taking home three top prizes.

The dark social satire "Parasite" was the big victor at this year's Toronto Film Critics Association Awards.

Antonio Banderas won best actor for Spanish drama "Pain and Glory", which also took home the best foreign language film award.

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's black comedy "Parasite" was nominated in three categories for the upcoming 2020 Golden Globe Awards, organizers said Monday. The South Korean thriller beat Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" for the "Best Film" category.

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"Parasite", Bong's seventh feature film, revolves around two families, one rich and one poor, who become entangled, leading to a series of unexpected violent mishaps.

Since its USA release in October, it has raked in almost $20 million in ticket sales stateside, making it the highest-grossing Korean film there.

The association gave Lupita Nyong'o the award for best actress for her work in Jordan Peele's horror film "Us". French animated film "I Lost My Body" won the best animation award. The movie has already nabbed wins from the National Society of Film Critics (Best Foreign Language Film), the Atlanta Film Critics Circle (Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Film) and the New York Film Critics Online (Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay).

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