The Pakistani media reflected the public sentiment of pride and excitement when the news first came out that a Pakistani documentarian, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy had been nominated for the Oscars.
This is the first time that a Pakistani has been nominated for Hollywood’s most esteemed trophy. Chinoy’s nomination is credited to her work ‘Saving Face’, a short documentary film that depicts the life of a British Pakistani plastic surgeon who donates his time to heal acid victims in Pakistan.
This is not the first time that Chinoy has made her country proud. In 2010, her documentary, ‘Pakistan: Children of the Taliban’ won an Emmy award. However, it was only after earning a nomination for the Oscar Award that Chinoy became a household name in the South Asian country. The urban Pakistanis are eagerly awaiting for the Oscar ceremony that is slated to take place on this coming Sunday.
Hollywood will be honoring the best filmmakers with the golden lady on 26 February and Pakistanis cannot wait to know if they will finally possess one this year!
Article publié pour la première fois le 20/02/2012