‘Free Solo’ filmmakers Jimmy Chin (left) and Chai Vasarhelyi (right), pose with Courteney Monroe, president of National Geographic global television networks (center).
National Geographic/Eric Kruszewski
Following their Oscar win, "Free Solo" filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin stopped by National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to celebrate with staff.
Courteney Monroe, president of National Geographic global television networks, toasted Chai and Jimmy for winning Best Documentary for "Free Solo," which was the first Oscar win for the 2-year-old National Geographic Documentary Films banner. Chai and Jimmy, who were co-directors and co-producers on the film, thanked the National Geographic staff for their hard work and support.
The filmmakers brought along their Oscar statues and posed for photos with staff, who also enjoyed a cake in the shape of El Capitan, complete with a miniature Alex Honnold.