List of Academy Award Winners and Nominees From Pakistan
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List of Academy Award Winners and Nominees From Pakistan
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy became the first Oscar-winner for Pakistan

This is the list of Pakistani personalities who are Academy Award (informally known as Oscar) winners and nominees.

Winners and nominees

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.[1] 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.

In 2018, Pakistani-American actor/comedian Kumail Nanjiani became the first Pakistani nominee for a writing award, nominated alongside Emily V. Gordon for their screenplay for The Big Sick.

As per the Academy's rules[2] 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.[3]

List of the Pakistani Oscar nominee(s)/recipient(s)
Year Nominee(s)/recipient(s) Film Category Result/received Ref.
2012
(84th)
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
shared with (Daniel Junge)
Saving Face Best Documentary Short Subject Won [4]
2016
(88th)
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness Won [5]
2018
(90th)
Kumail Nanjiani
shared with (Emily V. Gordon)
The Big Sick Best Original Screenplay Nominated [6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Pakistan won its first Oscar on Sunday night for a documentary that chronicles the work of a British plastic surgeon who rebuilds the faces of women disfigured by acid attacks". Rob Crilly. The Telegraph. 27 Feb 2012. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.oscars.org/sites/oscars/files/91aa_rules.pdf
  3. ^ Zehra, Abid (March 25, 2002). "Karachi to Hollywood: Pakistani visual effects artist wins third Oscar". The Express Tribune. Tribune.com. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Nominees for the 87th Academy Awards BLA BLA". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Nominees for the 88th Academy Awards BLA BLA". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Pakistani-American comedian Kumail Nanjiani nominated for Oscar". Geo News. Retrieved .

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