For Sama Receives Academy Award Nomination

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 2020 commissions include the Netflix series Bad Boy Billionaires: India and Samuel L Jackson-fronted series Enslaved.