List of Academy Award winners and nominees from Pakistan

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy became the first Oscar-winner for Pakistan

This is the list of the Pakistani personalities who are Academy Award (informally known as Oscar) winners and nominees. As of 2015, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is an only official filmmaker that is acknowledged by Academy, who have won two Oscars in Best Documentary Short Subject category.[1][2] However, Mir Zafar Ali is the only person associated with the Oscar-winning films in Best Visual Effects category, such as The Golden Compass, Frozen and Life of Pi as a visual effects artist.[3][N 1]

Winners and nominees

List of the Pakistani Oscar nominee(s)/recipient(s), also showing the year, film, category, and result
Year Nominee(s)/recipient(s) Film Category Result/received Ref.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Saving Face Best Documentary Short Subject Won [5]
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness Won [6]


  1. Mir Zafar Ali has only worked in above mentioned Oscar-winning films as senior artist, but did not receive any nomination. He is only acknowledged by his team, in press coverage, not by the Academy.[4]

See also


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