In 2012, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy became the first Pakistani to win an Oscar, winning the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject alongside co-director Daniel Junge for their film Saving Face. She won again in 2016 for the film A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, becoming the first female filmmaker to win twice in this category.
As per the Academy's rules for the Best Visual Effects category, a maximum of only four individuals are credited as nominees for each film. Whilst he has not been named in the nominations, Pakistani visual effects artist Mir Zafar Ali has been a part of the visual effects team for two winners in this category, The Golden Compass and Life of Pi. Additionally, he was a visual effects artist on the Best Animated Feature winner Frozen.
shared with (Daniel Junge)
|Saving Face||Best Documentary Short Subject||Won|||
|Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy||A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness||Won|||
shared with (Emily V. Gordon)
|The Big Sick||Best Original Screenplay||Nominated|||