With all the talk today on the race of the just announced Oscar nominees, how about we focus on their résumés instead?
Specifically, the résumé of Henry Hughes, former paratrooper for the 173rd Airborne with two tours of duty in Afghanistan. Henry’s film, “Day One,” tells the story of an Afghan-American woman’s first day on the job as a translator and has been nominated in the Best Live Action Short category:
Congrats to BAFTA US Student Film Award winner Henry Hughes on receiving an Oscar nom for his short film Day One! pic.twitter.com/E9dfnLt6wc
— BAFTA Los Angeles (@BAFTALA) January 14, 2016
Hughes and his unit were featured in the 2013 book, “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor” by CNN’s Jake Tapper:
OUTPOST readers — 1LT Henry Hughes of 1-91 CAV was nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film!https://t.co/dy2Rd9u9xZ
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 14, 2016
You can watch the trailer here:
“Day One” hits theaters January 29.