Monday, February 27, 2012

Pakistan's First Oscar - Cheers for Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy




Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy wins Pakistan's first Oscar
By Amna Nawaz, NBC News Pakistan correspondent, Feb 27, 2012

It's being called "Pakistan's Oscar," but 33-year-old filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will be the one bringing the award home.

The Karachi native's latest film, "Saving Face," which chronicles the lives of acid attacks victims in Pakistan and the doctor working to help them, made history Sunday night at the 84th Academy Awards by winning Pakistan's first Oscar ever. The film was co-directed by American filmmaker Daniel Junge, and will air on HBO on March 8th.

Obaid-Chinoy accepted the award for Documentary Short Subject on stage and dedicated it to "all the women in Pakistan who are working for change – don't give up on your dreams."

Award for all Pakistanis

In an interview with NBC News in Karachi before leaving for the awards in Los Angeles, Obaid-Chinoy said she felt the support of the entire nation, and hoped she could make Pakistan proud by bringing home an Oscar. Some of her fans' reactions confirm she's done just that.

Immediately following her win, proud Pakistanis – watching early-morning satellite feeds of the awards ceremony halfway across the world – took to the web to share their glee and congratulate their fellow countryman. For a brief moment, "Saving Face" became one of the top ten trends, worldwide, on Twitter.

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5 comments:

Ghumfree said...

She just made us Proud, Congrats to her.

jobs in pakistan said...

this was a great achievement and hopefully will highlight an important issue.

latest news said...

Well done and keep it up
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latest news said...

well done and keep it up.She showed the actual picture of Pakistan
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Asad Ullah said...

This is a great achivement by Sharmeen obaid.We are hoping a better luck in future for her.
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