Fairport native wins Oscar
09:57 PM, Feb 24, 2013
Fairport native Andrea Nix Fine and her husband, Sean, won best documentary short subject film for Inocente. The two brought on stage the young lady the film is about.
“Most of all we want to thank this young lady, who was homeless just a year ago, and here she is standing here, and she’s an artist, and you are all artists,” Sean Fine said, encouraging the audience to support arts programs.
Inocente has swept awards at six festivals as well as receiving praise from critics. It follows the story of a 15-year-old homeless girl in San Diego who is an artist and an illegal immigrant. Through painting, Inocente overcomes the darkness of her surroundings.
In addition to a theatrical release, the film will be broadcast on MTV.
In 2008, the Fines were nominated for War/Dance, which then won 2009 Emmys for best documentary and cinematography.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, also a Fairport native, was nominated in the best supporting actor category for his work in The Master. Christoph Waltz won in that category for Django Unchained.