Parasite director Bong Joon Ho made it to the list of TIME Magazine's List of 100 Most Influential People of 2020.
According to a report by Koreaboo, the director was nominated by his constant collaborator Tilda Swinton for the honor.
Parasite director Bong Joon Ho had an eventful start of 2020 when his movie received four major honors at this year's Oscar awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Film.
In her nomination, Swinton described Bong Joon Ho as a kindhearted, amusing, playful, sincere, familiar, and hilarious person. She said that the South Korean director was a diamond who definitely deserved to be on TIME's list this year.
Another South Korean also made it to this year's TIME list. Jung Eun Kyeong, the commissioner of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), was nominated by President Moon Jae In for her excellent leadership and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Moon praised the commissioner for her frequent and transparent updates about the virus and for instituting clear cut guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus in South Korea. According to the President, it was because of Commissioner Eun Kyeong that South Korea was able to have the lowest case numbers and fatalities even though the pandemic hit the country hard during the first stages of the COVID-19.
TIME Magazine annually publishes a list of 100 most influential people who have made strides to change the word in their own way. The list is divided into five categories, including pioneers, artists, leaders, titans and icons.
It can be recalled that last year, Halsey nominated BTS to be part of the list in 2019.
In her touching tribute, Halsey described the seven member Kpop group as a positive influence as they took the world by storm with their talent, charm, dedication and devotion to their fans and to their craft.
According to Halsey, BTS deserved their spot on the top because of the way they showcased messages of self confidence, and the intricacies of philosophy in their catchy lyrics, beats and melodies.
The singer, who collaborated with BTS on the hit "Boy with Luv," said that she was a witness to the true synergy and brotherhood that propelled RM, J-Hope, Jin, Suga, Jimin, V, and Jin to the top of the charts and straight to the heart of the fans.
She said that BTS collectively put their best 14 feet forward to shine a beacon to fans all over the world with their talent and music.