Academy Award-winning Pakistani documentary Saving Face has been awarded two Emmy Awards at the 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
This marks the second Emmy win for the film’s director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who previously received the accolade in the Current Affairs category for her documentary Children of the Taliban.
Saving Face won the awards for the Best Documentary and Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form categories. The award distribution ceremony of the 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards was held on Tuesday, at Frederick P Rose Hall, in New York City.
The film’s Oscar-winning directors Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge along with cameraman Asad Faruqi represented the Saving Face team at the event. Obaid-Chinoy shined at the event in an ensemble designed by Sania Maskatiya which she paired with a Popinjay handbag by Saba Gul.
The documentary film was nominated for five catergories: Best Documentary, Outstanding Editing Documentary and Long Form, Outstanding Science and Technology Programming, Outstanding Cinematography Documentary and Long Form, Outstanding Research.
The event was attended by more than 1,000 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists.