Kwak Shin-ae, the CEO of the production company, Barunson E&A, said she was delighted by the first Oscar best picture nomination for a South Korean film but disappointed Song did not get a nod for an acting category despite the crucial role he played in the film.
Making history for South Korea, that has delivered some of the best films of our generations, Parasite earned the country's first-ever nominations.More news: PGA Tour implements stricter policy, harsher penalties to prevent slow play
In best picture, the Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Womern and Marriage Story were among the films nominated.
Parasite has been written and directed by South Korean auteur Bong Joon Ho, who has given Hollywood hits like Snowpiercer, Host, Memories of Murder, Mother and Okja in the past.
The movie, a dark class satire, emerged as a global sensation since its Palme D'Or win at the Cannes Film Festival last May.More news: A Decade After Its Release Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 7
Bong also revealed that he's already plotting another two films: a Korean-language horror and one "based on a small incident that happened in London in 2016". It has collected a number of prizes from United States film critics associations and brought home best foreign language film at the Golden Globes Awards last week.
Parasite also won in the Best Foreign Language Film category, while 1917 racked up wins for Best Cinematography and Best Editing. "In the Absence", on the tragic Sewol ferry sinking was nominated in the Oscars documentary short subject category.
Nominations are underway for the 2020 Oscars in Los Angeles, the 92nd edition of the awards which is due to take place on February 9.More news: Final Smash Ultimate Fighters Pass Fighter To Be Unveiled Thursday