A movie directed by an Indian-American, directed by a Pakistani-American and starring a white man has won the 2018 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director.
The winning film, The Big Short, was directed by Steven Spielberg, who is also known for the award-winning Indiana Jones films.
The other three films by Pakistani-Americans and Indian-Americans were directed by the likes of Nawaz Sharif and Ranveer Singh, respectively.
The film won Best Picture for Best Director, which was awarded to Sharif.
He is also an Indian citizen.
The award was given to director Ranveers Singh, whose film The Big Silence won the best picture award.
The film also won Best Adapted Screenplay for The Big Secret.
Indian-American filmmaker Akshay Kumar, who also won best actor in a comedy film for his performance in The Big Lebowski, took home the award for best actor for his role in Akshaya Kumar’s Darshan: The Life of an Indian Actor.
The other three nominees are Bollywood legend Rajkumar Hirani (best actor), Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan (best director) and the Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Jashodaben Rajput.
The award for Best Film, Screenplay and Visual Effects was given in recognition of the impact that India has made on film and television in recent years.
The winners will be announced on December 12.