Celebrities jubilate as SA Netflix’s ‘My Octopus Teacher’ wins the Oscar for Best Documentary Film
Mzansi celebrities have join hands to celebrate as SA Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher wins the Oscar for Best Documentary Film on Monday.
The film has won more than 20 international awards and became the first nature documentary to win an Academy Award since The Cove in 2010.
Co-directors Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed accepted the iconic gold statuette at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
In their acceptance speech Pippa said she was “overwhelmed” by an “honour we never dreamed possible”.
“In many ways this is a tiny personal story that played out in sea forest at the very tip of Africa, but on a more universal level I hope it provided a glimpse of a different type of relationship between human beings and the natural world.”
Many took to their social media to praise and congratulate the team for a work well done.
Among those celebrating the win were musicians Loyiso Bala and Lady Zamar.
Huge Congratulations to the Proudly South African #MyOctopusTeacher for winning Best Documentary at the #Oscars
— Loyiso Bala (@loyisomusic) April 26, 2021
congratulations are in order #myoctupusteacher @pippaehrlich #jamesreed & #craigfoster
@netflix @netflixsa hit documentary ‘my octopus teacher’ wins best documentary feature at the #oscars #oscars2021 #academyawards #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/X3mTOVBRTm
— Lady Zamar (@Lady_Zamar) April 26, 2021
So well deserved #SouthAfrica #MyOctopusTeacher #Oscars2021 #Oscars https://t.co/bdEGPzm8ws
— Jennifer Su (Jen Su) (@jennifer_su) April 26, 2021
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