Two young Afghan Oscar-nominees have made it to Los Angeles after an online campaign raised enough money to send them to the Academy Awards.

Fawad Mohammadi, 14, and Jawanmard Paiz, 15, were delighted when their drama Buzkashi Boys won an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short Film, but they couldn't afford to make the journey to America for the prizegiving.

An Internet campaign was set up to raise money for the trip, and pulled in nearly $12,000 (£7,500) in donations from across the world, so the boys were able to jet to Los Angeles ahead of the big night on Sunday (24Feb13).

The pair's flights were donated by bosses at Turkish Airlines and they arrived in Los Angeles this week (beg18Feb13).

Entourage star Adrian Grenier was reportedly among those who contributed money to the campaign.