DUBAI: Widely acclaimed Lebanese film ‘Capernaum’ didn’t win at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday for best foreign film.
Director Nadine Labaki took to Instagram just hours after the awards ceremony to celebrate the success of the film saying, “Winners or not, we already won your hearts! We love you Lebanon!”
Labaki attended the show with her husband Khaled Mouzanar and the main actor in the film, the young Zain Al Rafeea.
The film “Roma” snagged the award for best foreign language film, giving Mexico its first win in this category.
— Elissa (@elissakh) February 24, 2019
I haven't seen Roma, but I'm upset #Capharnaum didn't win Best Foreign Language film. Not just because of my Lebanese heritage -- it was such a gut-wrenching, important movie. You're a winner in my eyes @NadineLabaki
— Simone Amelia Jordan (@SimoneAJordan) February 25, 2019
@TheAcademy #Oscar2019 #BestForeignLanguageFilm #Roma
Hard luck @NadineLabaki #Capharnaum you did an amazing job we’re so proud of you, 2 lebanese movies for 2 consecutive years that’s not easy to do.. looking for next year’s #Oscars pic.twitter.com/q74wscrPKV
— Bassel Aridi (@basselaridi) February 25, 2019