Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
شرمین عبید چنائے
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy World Economic Forum 2013.jpg
Obaid-Chinoy at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in 2013
Born (1978-11-12) 12 November 1978 (age 36)
Karachi, Pakistan
Residence Karachi, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Documentary filmmaker
Known for Saving Face for winning an Oscar
Religion Islam
Website Official website

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (Urdu: شرمین عبید چنائے‎; born 12 November 1978) is a Pakistani journalist and documentary filmmaker.[1][2] She won an Academy Award for her documentary, Saving Face in 2012[3] and became the first Pakistani to win an Oscar.[4] She won an Emmy for her documentary, Pakistan: Children of the Taliban in 2010.[5][6] She is also the first non-American to win the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.[6][7]

She has been lauded as Pakistan's first Oscar winner by the press and government.[8][9][10]

The Pakistani president conferred the Hilal-e-Imtiaz on Obaid-Chinoy on 23 March 2012, for bringing honor to Pakistan as a filmmaker.[11] Time magazine named Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy in their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2012.[12][13][14][15][16] Sharmeen was ranked 37th on Desiclub.com’s list of the 50 Coolest Desis of 2009.

Early life[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Director Producer Notes
2002 Terror's Children Reporter Yes Yes short documentary
2003 Reinventing the Taliban? Reporter Yes Yes short documentary
2004 On a Razor's Edge Reporter Yes Yes short documentary
2005 Women of the Holy Kingdom Reporter Yes Yes short documentary
2005 Pakistan's Double Game Reporter Yes short documentary
2006 Highway of Tears Reporter Yes short documentary
2006 City of Guilt Reporter Yes short documentary
2006 Cold Comfort Reporter Yes Yes short documentary
2006 The New Apertheid Reporter Yes short documentary
2006 Assimilation No, Integration Yes Reporter Yes short documentary
2007 Afghanistan Unveiled Reporter Yes short documentary
2007 Birth of a Nation Reporter Yes short documentary
2008 Iraq: The Lost Generation Reporter Yes short documentary
2009 Pakistan's Taliban Generation Reporter Yes short documentary
2010 Transgender: Pakistan's Open Secret Reporter Yes short documentary
2012 Saving Face Reporter Yes Yes won Academy Award for Best Documentary
2013 Humaira: The Dream Catcher Reporter Yes Yes short documentary
2015 3 Bahadur Yes Yes Pakistan's first feature-length animated
2015 Song of Lahore Yes Yes Tribeca Film Festival - Official Entry

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award-giving body Award Result
2007 One World Media Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award Won
2010 Emmy Award Best Documentary - Pakistan: Children of the Taliban Won
Livingston Award Young Journalists - Best International Reporting Won
2012 Academy Award Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) - Saving Face (2012 film) Won
New York Indian Film Festival Best Documentary - Saving Face Won
SAARC Film Awards Best Documentary Prize - Saving Face Won
Government of Pakistan Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Distinction) Awarded
Lux Style Awards Lux Style Achievement Award Won
2013 Crystal Award Outstanding efforts in Promoting Human Rights and Women’s Issues through Film Won
Emmy Award Best Documentary - Saving Face Won
Emmy Award Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form - Saving Face Won
Emmy Award Outstanding Science and Technology Programming - Saving Face Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Cinematography Documentary and Long Form - Saving Face Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Research - Saving Face Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canadian Broadcast Company's Post-Oscar interview with Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2202643558
  2. ^ Oscar-winning Pakistani Filmmaker Inspired by Canada http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/02/28/oscar-saving-face-obaid-chinoy.html
  3. ^ "Pakistan's Oscar triumph for acid attack film Saving Face". BBC News (Nosheen Abbas). Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy dreams of Pakistan's first Oscar". BBC News. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy wins an Emmy for Pakistan 28 September 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010
  6. ^ a b Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Wins Emmy for "Children of the Taliban" All Things Pakistan. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2011
  7. ^ [1] Dawn 24 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2011
  8. ^ "Pakistan's Oscar triumph for acid attack film Saving Face". BBC News. 27 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Qureshi, Huma (1 March 2012). "Pakistan's first Oscar-winner should be celebrated for exposing the 'bad bits'". The Guardian (London). 
  10. ^ "Pakistan lauds Oscar-winning filmmaker - Yahoo! News Singapore". Sg.news.yahoo.com. 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  11. ^ Salmaan Taseer, Meera, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy to be decorated with civil awards, The Express Tribune, March 23, 2012
  12. ^ "Leading News Resource of Pakistan". Daily Times. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  13. ^ Rachel Quigley (2012-03-15). "TIME magazine 100 most influential people 2012 list includes Pippa and Kate Middleton | Mail Online". London: Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  14. ^ Correspondent, Our. "The 2012 TIME 100: Justice Chaudhry, Obaid-Chinoy among Time’s 100 influential people, The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  15. ^ "Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy makes it to Time’s 100 Most Influential People list | Pakistan Today | Latest news | Breaking news | Pakistan News | World news | Business | Sport and Multimedia". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  16. ^ "CJ, Sharmeen on Time list of influential people". Dawn.Com. 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 

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