Today Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy made history as the only Pakistani to win two Academy Awards.
She was awarded the Oscar in the category Best Documentary – Short Subject for her documentary A Girl in the River, which follows the life of an 18-year-old girl who is a survivor of an honour killing attempt.
She is one of only eleven female directors who have ever won an Oscar for a non-fiction film and the only Pakistani to win two Academy Awards.
Social media reacted to the win, here’s what people had to say:
From celebs to politicians, many gave the director a shoutout.
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) February 29, 2016
— WILDFANG (@wearewildfang) February 29, 2016
— beena sarwar (@beenasarwar) February 29, 2016
— Aima (@AYJamal_) February 29, 2016
Monday mantra. pic.twitter.com/z28Rv1siyG
— bayl (@rabayl) February 29, 2016
Courtesy : Dawn News