Filmmaker Onir is ecstatic. Even before coming on floors, his short films Abhimanyu and Omar have been nominated for Triangle Media Group (TMG) Global Award Nominations. These nominations have been made on the basis of complete scripts of the two films that have been submitted and also Onir's past work.
"It's a great honour since these awards are run predominantly by Law Graduates from the University of Leicester. Their focus is on honouring key individuals who instigate legal, social or political change around the world. Both Abhimanyu and Omar have been nominated under the category of Best Educational Movie", informs Onir who has created quite a buzz ever since he announced the making of his 'five-short-films-rolled-into-one' movie.
There are some other prominent names that can be seen in the nominations, the biggest of them being A.R. Rahman for the category of music (Slumdog Millionaire). "This only makes it sweeter for me", says Onir smilingly.
The awards have been launched by former TMG Honorary Award winner, the Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Leicester Mrs. Manjula Paul Sood LL.D. The final winners will be announced later this year by Media Lawyer Professor David Flint in Sydney Australia who is National Convenor of Australians for a Constitutional Monarchy and former Chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Authority.
Some of the other prominent nominations are publisher Nari Hira for the Stardust Awards in the category of Best Event, politician Ruby Dhalla in the category of Politics, designer Wendell Rodricks in the category of Fashion and boxer Vijender Kumar in the category of Sport.
Says Manjula who holds a BA, MA and an LL.D with a string of political achievements attached to her name, "I am very pleased as a proud recipient of these worthy awards and I am looking forward for the forthcoming winners who will be rewarded."
Triangle Media Group operates in an exclusive and exquisite manner by highlighting the crème de la crème of global South Asian talent in more than 10 different categories. Each category has an academic focus and promotes talent from all around the world. This year will mark the 5th anniversary of the awards.