‘20 Days in Mariupol’ wins best documentary Oscar, a first for AP and PBS’ ‘Frontline’

'20 Days in Mariupol', a documentary providing a firsthand account of the early days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, won the best documentary Oscar, marking a first-time achievement for its creators, AP and PBS' 'Frontline'.

Directed by Mstyslav Chernov, '20 Days in Mariupol' is a vivid portrayal produced by The Associated Press and PBS 'Frontline', capturing the dire consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Its win signifies a historic moment for both Chernov and the 178-year-old news organization AP, as well as being the first win for 'Frontline' after three nominations. The documentary, a result of Chernov's on-ground reporting alongside his colleagues at the onset of the bombing of Mariupol, succeeded in capturing critical moments and won several recognitions, including the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for public service.