- Lady Zamar and Loyiso Bala are just two of the Mzansi celebs who took to social media to congratulate the My Octopus Teacher team on their Oscar
- My Octopus Teacher won the Oscar for Best Documentary Film at the 2021 Oscars
- South Africans could not be more proud of this win, a win not many saw coming
My Octopus Teacher won the Oscar for Best Documentary Film, a win for Mzansi that not many saw coming. From Lady Zamar to Loyiso Bala, SA celebs are overflowing with pride.
Taking to social media, celebs expressed their excitement and congratulated the My Octopus Teacher team on this incredible win!
“Huge Congratulations to the Proudly South African #MyOctopusTeacher for winning Best Documentary at the #Oscars.”
Mzansi celebrities have taken to social media to share their views on the 2021 Oscars. While the late Chadwick Bosman did not make the cut, South African celebs are buzzing over a few other wins.
“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”
“Amazing news My Octopus Teacher wins OscarSouth African hit documentary My Octopus Teacher was awarded an Oscar last night - stunning news @KevinSmuts @TheAcademy #Oscars #MyOctopusTeacher”
“So well deserved #SouthAfrica #MyOctopusTeacher #Oscars2021 #Oscars”
“Congratulations Craig Foster and the whole crew of My Octopus Teacher on winning an Oscar for your profoundly compassionate, deeply insightful and visually stunning film. Our beautiful planet needs more artists like you. #myoctopusteacher #oscar”
Briefly News previously reported that the South African documentary My Octopus Teacher won an Oscar Award for the Best Documentary Film Feature. The film was the first-ever South African documentary to be streamed on Netflix.
The documentary was directed by James Reed and Pippa Ehrlich and tells a story about a diver who seeks the help of an octopus in his journey through life. It was filmed in the deep Atlantic waters of False Bay, South Africa.
This year's Oscars were held from a train station and honoured the A-listers in Hollywood for the first time in over a year because of Covid-19 restrictions.
It was also reported that South African documentary My Octopus Teacher also won a British Academy Film Award (BAFTA). The film was also nominated for an Oscar.
The Netflix documentary, coordinated by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, tells the story of a year spent by filmmaker Craig Cultivate as he constructs a relationship with a wild basic octopus in the South African kelp forest off the Cape.
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