Saim Sadiq's Joyland nominated for Oscars by Pakistani Academy Selection Committee

08:09 PM | 30 Sep, 2022
Saim Sadiq's Joyland nominated for Oscars by Pakistani Academy Selection Committee
Source: Saim Sadiq (Instagram)

Saim Sadiq's directorial Joyland has been nominated by The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee in the Oscar considerations.

Joyland has been selected for the International Feature Film Award category for the 95th Academy Awards.

According to media outlets, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will finalise the nominees for all award categories on December 21 although the complete and final list of Oscar nominees will be announced on January 24, with the presentation show for the 95th Academy Awards to take place on March 12.

This year’s Oscar committee was chaired by two-time Academy Award and Emmy-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, singer Ali Sethi, author Omar Shahid Hamid, film critic Rafay Mahmood, actor and filmmaker Samina Ahmad, producer Jerjees Seja, screenwriter and director Bee Gul, designer Rizwan Beyg, cinematographer Mo Azmi, and actor Zeba Bakhtiar. 

Sadiq also took to Instagram, writing, "We are honoured and humbled that the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has chosen Joyland to be Pakistan's official submission to the 95th Academy Awards. This is the second time a Khoosat Films production has been selected by the committee for consideration at the Oscars. This year’s Oscar committee was chaired by Academy Award and Emmy winning filmmaker @sharmeenobaidchinoy, who has high hopes for the film getting the recognition it deserves."

For the unversed, Sadiq’s directorial was Pakistan’s first competitive entry at Cannes Film Festival astounding the audience and receiving a standing ovation. Joyland also won awards at Cannes and is scheduled to release in Pakistan on November 18.

Written and directed by Sadiq, and produced by Apoorva Guru Charan, Sarmad Sultan Khoosat and Lauren Mann, Joyland features Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Alina Khan, Sarwat Gillani, Salman Peerzada, Sohail Sameer and Sania Saeed. Shot in Lahore, it is a bittersweet tale of repressed desire and the quest for individual freedom.

The writer is a staff member.


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 19 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 19, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.9 for buying and 280.8 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.9 280.8
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.4 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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