Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s SOC Films bags two Emmy nominations

Ifra Abbas

Ifra Abbas


EmmySharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s SOC Films bags two categories at the prestigious 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in New York for her documentary series “Fundamental. Gender Justice. No Exceptions”.

It is a character-driven documentary with five episodes in total, filmed in Brazil, Georgia, Kenya, the United States, and Pakistan. The series takes a look at political and social figures from all around the world who are fighting for basic human rights. From eliminating child marriage in Pakistan to seeking LGBTQI freedom in Georgia, the series covers a variety of social issues.

Sharmeen took on social media to announce the news and said, “Super excited to announce that SOC Films has been nominated for Two DayTime Emmy Awards for our global series, “FUNDAMENTAL. GENDER JUSTICE. NO EXCEPTIONS”. Proud of the team and wish us good luck!” She further added, “Fundamental. Gender Justice. No Exceptions is a global series filmed in five countries, advocating for women who champion other women. It has been nominated in the categories of OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM DAYTIME NON-FICTION PROGRAM and OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM FOR A SINGLE CAMERA DAYTIME NON-FICTION PROGRAM.”

The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be celebrated in two live-streamed events on July 17th and July 18th, 2021. Heartiest Congratulations to Sharmeen and her team and we wish her all the very best!!

She is one of the leading Pakistani-Canadian journalist, filmmaker, activist and two-time Academy Award and four-time Emmy Award winner.