Returning from the United States early morning, Chinoy held a press conference in her hometown of Karachi, Pakistan. She described the feeling of representing Pakistan at the Academy Awards as one of her proudest moments. Talking about her Oscar journey, Sharmeen thanked all the crew and members of her team, as well as her friends and family who’d made her journey to the Oscars possible. Describing the moment the win was announced, Sharmeen said that it was an ‘incredible feeling’ when the name of her film was announced. She also said that most questions asked were about Pakistan and Pakistanis.
Pakistan’s First Oscar: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s ‘Saving Face’ Wins Best Short Documentary Award (VIDEO) (PHOTOS)
Pakistan has not only made it to the Oscars but it has finally won its first Oscar! Clearly a day to celebrate for a country amidst a plethora of turmoil. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s Saving Face was nominated for the Oscars and now just a few minutes ago she accepted the Award for the Best Short Documentary. The entire nation was excited and rooting for the filmmaker as she made her way to the Oscar nomination, making headlines in all of the publications. Chinoy made her nation proud when her short film was nominated, and now that she has won the award the entire nation is bursting with joy and excitement. So much so that ‘Saving Face’ as of this moment is the top worldwide Twitter trend.