The South African film My Octopus Teacher has won an Oscar for Best Documentary.
The fliek has already won more than 20 international awards, including Best Documentary at the British Academy Film Awards (Bafta) and Producers Guild of America Awards.
Directors Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed accepted the award in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Ehrlich said: “In many ways this really is a tiny personal story that played out in seaforest at the very tip of Africa, but on a more universal level I hope that it provided a glimpse of a different type of relationship between human beings and the natural world.”
President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulated the production team of the film saying it was “documentary storytelling at its best, with a deeply resonant conservation message”.
Released during the pandemic lockdown last year it became the first SA doccie to become a Netflix Original.
Meanwhile Chloé Zhao and Nomadland were the big winners at the 93rd Oscars, winning best picture and director, as well as lead actress for Frances McDormand.
Yuh-Jung Youn is the first Korean actor to win Best Supporting Actress for Minari.
And Anthony Hopkins beat Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom to win lead actor for “The Father”.