Best Colorado Showing at the Oscars - 2012
You don't have to live in Hollywood to walk the red carpet. Back in 1997, Donna Dewey took the prize for Best Documentary, Short Subject, with A Story of Healing. And this year, Colorado-based filmmaker Daniel Junge, who focuses on stories of social justice, repeated that feat, winning an Oscar for Saving Face, his documentary about a doctor devoted to helping women scarred by acid attacks in Pakistan. In a surreal moment, the actresses from Bridesmaids presented the award to Junge and his co-director, Pakistani Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Long story short, it was a big win for social justice, for Junge — and for the Colorado film community.