Two-time Academy Award winning Pakistani film-maker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has made it among the top 18 Asian directors list compiled by Asian Tatler. The list also features the likes of Academy Award winning director Bong Joon-Ho, who is also the jury president of the 78th Venice International Film Festival.
Joon-Ho’s Parasite (2019) became the first South Korean film to win Best International Feature Film and Best Picture at the Oscars in 2020, bringing him worldwide fame. Now, Chinoy feels elated to have been featured along such critically acclaimed and renowned names.
“Now that’s a cool list to be a part of! Thank you @tatlerhongkong. Look forward to the adventures 2021 brings!” she shared on Instagram.
Listing her on number 16, the outlet read: “Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy wears a lot of hats. She’s a journalist, an activist and also a filmmaker, most known for her work that put the spotlight on the inequality that women face. Because of this, she has received two Academy Awards, six Emmy Awards and a Knight International Journalism Award.
“To honour her achievements and contributes, the Pakistan government bestowed her the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the second-highest civilian honour in the country in 2012. ”
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