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SMILE PINKI A REASON TO SMILE FOR INDIA AT OSCARS

Posted by Deepak Shetty on February 23, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire filmed in India and directed by Danny Boyle won 8 Oscars out of 10 nominations a moment to celebrate but along with it another films in the running for the ‘Best Short Documentary’ “The Final Inch & Smile Pinki” .

Pinki

Pinki

Smile Pinki won an Oscar is a 39 minute short film in Hindi and Bhojpuri directed by Emmy producer Megan Mylan which also made us equally proud . Smile Pinki is a story of  a six-year-old girl named Pinki living in Dabai village of Uttar Pradesh who cannot go to school because of her cleft lips. Documentary traces Pinki’s journey from being ostracized to being treated like a normal girl after a social worker Pankaj helped her undergo free surgery.

The Final Inch by Irene Taylor Brodsky and TomGrant. Once again, set in india, this documentary deals with the protagonist Muhammed Gulzar’s battle with polio .

Lets hope along with indian based movies even movies directed by indians are equally appreciated at the Oscars in the coming years.

List Of Oscar Award Winners :

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor: Sean Penn, MilK
Best Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader
Best Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Original Score: A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Song: A.R. Rahman for Jai Ho penned by Gulzar Slumdog Millionaire
Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Cinematography: Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Sound Mixing: Resul Pookutty (India), Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke Slumdog Millionaire
Best Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Short Documentary: Smile Pinky
Best Foreign Film: Departures (Japan)
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Jerry Lewis
Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black, Milk
Animated Feature Film: WALL-E
Animated Short Film: La Maison en Petits Cubes
Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Costume: Michael O’Connor, The Duchess
Art: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Animated Short Film: La Maison en Petits Cubes
Live Action Short Film: Spielzeugland (Toyland)
Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Sound Effects: Dark Knight

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