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A mainstay on the Hollywood awards circuit, the Indian actor and international icon, Priyanka Chopra, hosted the first-of-its-kind pre-Oscar soiree for the South East Asian film fraternity.
A true feather in Indian filmmaker community’s cap is the nomination of ‘Writing With Fire’, a documentary on Khabar Lahariya, a news organisation run by Dalit women in central India, for Best Documentary Feature at Oscars 2022.
Namit Malhotra is the CEO of DNEG, a VFX and animation studio, that won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects for Denis Villeneuve’s film ‘Dune’, starring Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.
British director Aneil Karia, who has an Indian lineage, won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film for ‘The Long Goodbye’. He won the awars alongside actor Riz Ahmed, who himself is of Pakistani descent.
The American film producer who has roots in Gujarat, was part of the core team of ‘Summer of Soul (…or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)’. The film beat ‘Writing With Fire’ to win the Best Documentary Feature at Oscars 2022.