Writing With Fire, an Indian documentary, was nominated for the 94th Academy Awards on Tuesday in the Best Documentary Feature category, making it the first Indian film to receive a nomination this year. Rintu Thomas is jubilant as she makes the nation proud, with several fans and well wishers sending congratulatory messages.
A video of the film’s makers’ joy at being nominated for an Academy Award has gone viral, with fans and celebrities congratulating them. The thrill and the joy was a sight to behold.
Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan announced the nominees live on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ official Twitter and YouTube channels. Rintu Thomas, one of the film’s creators, released a video on Twitter showing her, co-creator Sushmit Ghosh, and their families watching the event live.
Its Huge says Writing with Fire Team after winning the Oscar Awards 2022 Nomination
As soon as Writing With Fire is announced as a nominee, the room erupts into celebration with a shocked Rintu cupping her mouth with joy before giving a hug to her family members. Sushmit can be seen screaming ‘Unbelievable!’ The tweet was captioned, “Oh My God!!!! Writing With Fire just got nominated for @TheAcademy Award. Oh My God!!!!!!!!”
The heartwarming moment went viral on social media with fans and celebs both congratulating Rintu and sharing the video. Actor Ali Fazal shared Rintu’s original tweet and wrote, “This is HUGEEEE!!!!!! Congratulationsssssss.” Filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan also shared the video on his timeline and tweeted, “Congratulations to the whole team! This is amazing!”
Lyricist Varun Grover replied to Rintu’s tweet congratulating the team. “So well done, so wholesome. Congratulations and best wishes for the journey ahead,” he wrote. Fans noted how wholesome the video was. One commented, “The sheer joy on the filmmaker’s face. Congratulations.”
Directed by Rintu and Sushmit, both debutants, Writing With Fire chronicles the rise of Khabar Lahariya, India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women. The film will compete against four other films in the category: Ascension, Attica, Flee, and Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised).
The 94th Academy Awards will be presented on March 27.