Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy made history in 2012 by being the first Pakistani to ever win an Academy Award. This time around Sharemen was nominated for an Oscar award and her documentary A Girl In The River: The Price Of Forgiveness earned her yet another Oscar win. Hence, this puts Sharmeen ahead of Leonardo DiCaprio as far as the Oscar tally is concerned, who earned his very first Oscar award for the movie The Revenant the same night!
Twitter users were ecstatic at the win and at once started showering accolades and felicitations at the Pakistani filmmaker. Here are some of the tweets from Pakistan’s prominent personalities as well:-
Congratulations to Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy for winning her second Oscar. A great achievement & a proud moment for Pakistan.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 29, 2016
A good day for Pakistan! Justice wins at home & an Oscar win too! & last week Punjab’s passage of women protection bill another step forward
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) February 29, 2016
Heartiest congratulations #SharmeenObaid wins 2nd Oscar-it’s for Girl in the River: Super! C Pak Stars rise from the rubble of r bad times
— Nasim Zehra (@NasimZehra) February 29, 2016
— Danyal Gilani (@Danyal_Gilani) February 29, 2016
— Blasfemmey (@BLASFEMMEY) February 29, 2016
— Tashiana Washington (@YesMsTashi) February 29, 2016
Well done Sharmeen, keep making Pakistan proud!