Bronx native and University of Michigan film student Zaineb Abdul-Nabi wins trip to the Oscars

Zaineb Abdul-Nabi was one of six people chosen to help hand out Oscars. (3/5/14)

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS - A film student and Bronx native just returned from the trip of a lifetime to Los Angeles, where she helped hand out Oscars at the annual Academy Awards ceremony.

Zaineb Abdul-Nabi, 22, was one of six people chosen from more than 2,000 to help hand out Oscars at Sunday's ceremony. The University of Michigan senior was chosen after creating a video for the contest about why she wants to be a filmmaker.

Abdul-Nabi says winning was a dream come true and getting to be onstage at the Oscars and meeting stars was an experience she'll never forget. As part of her prize, she also got to wear a designer gown and got her hair and makeup done professionally.

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After graduation, Abdul-Nabi wants to return home to the Bronx and become a filmmaker.

For an extended interview with Zaineb Abdul-Nabi, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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