29 March 2022

Ben Proudfoot wins Oscar for Best Documentary Short

ICYMI, Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp alumnus Ben Proudfoot, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short on Sunday night!

Congratulations Ben!


From the March 27th article "Nova Scotia’s Ben Proudfoot Wins Oscar At Tonight’s 94th Academy Awards" at Nova Scotia Buzz:

Ben Proudfoot of Halifax, NS walked the 94th Academy Awards red carpet tonight and is walking out with an Oscar. Proudfoot was one of the favourites in his category for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for his latest work The Queen of Basketball.

Lusia (Lucy) Harris, although many have not heard of her, was one of the greatest woman basketball players. She won three national trophies and scored the first basket in women’s Olympic basketball at the 1976 Olympics. One of the most interesting facts about Lucy is she was drafted to the NBA and still not many people know of her.

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From the March 27th article "Oscar Win For ‘The Queen Of Basketball’ Cements Legacy Of Lucy Harris, Validating Support From EP’s Shaq, Steph Curry, Director Ben Proudfoot" by Matthew Carey at Deadline:

The Queen of Basketball, which documents Harris’s unsung accomplishment as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short. Director Ben Proudfoot accepted the award, which was presented – along with seven other categories – during the Oscar pre-show. His edited acceptance remarks were inserted into the live telecast. 

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Listen to Ben's Oscar acceptance speech in the March 28th upload on the WBB Clips YouTube Channel:

From the March 27th upload on the Etalk YouTube channel:





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