‘FOR SAMA’ RECEIVES ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION

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Nainita Desai-scored war doc scoops 2020 Oscar nomination


Acclaimed feature documentary “For Sama” scored by Nainita Desai, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the ‘Best Documentary Feature’ category. 

The critically acclaimed Syrian war film, which last week also became the most nominated documentary in BAFTA history, has racked up 58 awards since its world premiere in March last year.

An intimate portrait of a young mother’s experience of the Syrian civil war, it also won best director for the duo of Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts and for best documentary. It had already taken best editing in the previously announced craft awards.

Nainita Desai’s other 202o commissions include the forthcoming series Bad Boy Billionaires (Netflix) and a forthcoming Samuel L Jackson-fronted series to be announced in due course.