Oscars 2020: 'Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're A Girl)' bags Best Documentary Short Subject
Director Carol Dysinger's first Oscar win was a student Academy Award and she was handed it by Frank Capra in 1977
The 2020 Academy Awards are bringing in all the razzmatazz on February 9 night and as the big names in the celebrity world come together, all eyes are on the award categories. The trophy of Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) goes to 'Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're A Girl)'.
Director Carol Dysinger and producer Elena Andreicheva accepted the award from presenter Mark Ruffalo. This is not the first time Dysinger has won an award. She won a student Academy Award in 1977 and was handed it by Frank Capra.
'Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're A Girl)' tells the story of young Afghan girls learning to read, write and skateboard in Kabul. The film follows a class of girls at Skateistan, a non profit that began as a skate school in Kabul in 2007 and grew into a multinational educational initiative.
The other nominees in the category included:
'In The Absence' — Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam
'Life Overtakes Me' — John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson
'St Louis Superman' — Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan
'Walk Run Cha-Cha' — Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt
Social media erupted with congratulatory tweets. "WOO HOOO!!!!!!! Learning to Skate in a war zone (if you’re a girl) featuring @Skateistan won the best documentary short! #Oscars2020," one fan said and another tweeted, "Learning to Skate in a Warzone (if you're a girl) wins best doco short!!! I haven't seen it, but it looks heartbreaking and warming. As always, all the doc shorts are such passionate and relevant works. Wish we could reward them all. #Oscars2020."
The red carpet special began at 6.30 pm and it was hosted by Billy Porter, Tamron Hall, Lily Aldridge and film critic Elvis Mitchell. The red carpet started at 7.30 pm, which was hosted by Ryan Seacrest.
Like last year, Oscars decided to go hostless this time as well. The ceremony is being held at Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center on February 9 and you can catch all the live updates on ABC.