Nominated for Best Sound Editor for Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto at the
As you all know
the Annual Oscar ceremony is one of the most prestigious nights in
This year the Iranian Community is once again being honored thanks to the superb work done on Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto by Sound Engineer Kami Asgar who has been nominated for best Sound Edition along with colleague Sean McCormack.
The movie was co-produced by another Iranian compatriot Farhad Safinia who also co-wrote the script with Gibson. Interestingly Kami Asgar had worked with Gibson on the controversial epic The Passion of the Christ but also with fellow Iranian Kayvan Mashayekh on The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam.
Last time another compatriot was
nominated for an Oscar it was Shohreh Aghdashloo for best supporting role in a
House of Sand and Fog in 2003.
Kami Asgar worked for Gibson’s Block Buster epic The Passion
of the Christ and Kayvan Mashayekh’s independent epic
The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam ©imdb.com
The competition will nevertheless be
tough with four other nominees: Blood Diamond, Flags of Our Father’s and Letters
from Iow Jima as well as Pirates of the
But let’s keep our Fingers crossed for our national Asgar Jan and stay tuned for an exclusive interview with him in the near future.
Recommended Website : Official Oscar website Ceremony due on Feb 25th 2007
About the Author: Darius KADIVAR is a Freelance Journalist, Film Historian and Media Consultant. He lives and works in
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