Bodhi Hawn Hudson Makes History as the Youngest Director to Win an Oscar

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On April 25th, 2021, history was made when Bodhi Hawn Hudson, just 11 years old, became the youngest director ever to win an Oscar.

Hudson won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short for his film “Colette,” which chronicles the story of a young girl in rural Uganda who dreams of becoming a doctor. The film was produced by his mother, actress and director Sarah Hudson, and features the voice of Lupita Nyong’o.

Hudson’s win marks a major milestone in the world of filmmaking. He is the youngest director to ever win an Academy Award, a feat that was previously held by filmmaker Hal Roach, who was 15 when he won in 1932.

Hudson’s mother, Sarah, was also present at the ceremony and expressed her joy at seeing her son take home the award. She noted that the film was an important one for her family, as it was inspired by her own experience as a mother in Uganda. She said, “It’s incredibly meaningful for our family to be able to tell this story and to have the world recognize it in this way.”

Hudson’s win is a huge accomplishment for any filmmaker, let alone one so young. His work is a testament to the power of storytelling and the importance of giving voice to those who are often unheard. It is also a reminder that age should never be a barrier to achieving greatness.

Hudson joins a prestigious list of filmmakers who have won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. He is an inspiration for young people everywhere, showing them that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

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