It wasn’t actually a virus during the 2020 Oscars. It was a parasite that everyone had in mind.

It was just two years ago that Parasite—directed by South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho—swept the Oscars. 

Many of us have lost all sense of time during the coronavirus pandemic, so allow us to refresh your memory: Just one month before a worldwide lockdown began, the 2020 Oscars took place live in person, like usual, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. It was an evening filled with film magic for Bong.

Jane FondaThe best picture winner was announced at the end. Before reading the name on the envelope, a brief pause occurred. The winner was announced at the very end. Parasite was called out, the genre-defying movie made history by becoming the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the award show. 

“I’m speechless,” executive producer Kwak Sin-ae said, via a translator, while accepting the trophy. This was something we never expected to happen. We’re so glad. It feels like this is a moment of great historical significance. “I want to express my sincere gratitude and respect to all members of the Academy who made this decision.”