Han Jin-won (Korean한진원, born 1986) is a South Korean screenwriter. He is best known for his work on Parasite as writer, which earned him critical appraisal and recognition including an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020.[1] He shared this award with Bong Joon-ho, and this made the two of them the first Asian writers to win any screenwriting Academy Award.[2][3]


Year Title Director(s) Writer(s) Actor(s) Notes
2012 South Bound [ko] No No No Prop team
2014 Dad for Rent [ko] Assistant No No
Daughter Assistant No No
2015 Granny's Got Talent [ko] Assistant No Yes Role as Bus mock 3
Enemies In-Law Support for Directing No No
2016 Pandora Assistant No No
2017 Sense8 (season 2) Assistant No No Third assistant director - Korea Unit
Okja Assistant No No
2019 Parasite No Yes No Co-writer with Bong Joon-ho
Also credited as script supervisor
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
2023 Running Mate Yes Yes No TV series[4]


  1. ^ Pedersen, Erik (2020-02-09). "Oscars Winners List (Updating Live)". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-02-09.
  2. ^ Oscars: Bong Joon Ho's 'Parasite' Wins South Korea's First Oscar|Hollywood Reporter
  3. ^ Joyce Eng (2020-02-07). "'Parasite's' Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won would be the first Asian writers to win an Oscar – GoldDerby". Goldderby.com. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  4. ^ Lee Mi-ji (March 20, 2023). "'기생충' 한진원 작가, '러닝메이트'로 연출 데뷔..내년 티빙 공개(공식)" ['Parasite' writer Han Jin-won makes his directorial debut with 'Running Mate'... Next year's teabing release (official)] (in Korean). Herald POP. Retrieved March 20, 2023 – via Naver.