A Big day for Indian Cinema. India has scored three nominations in the 95th Academy Awards or Oscar Awards 2023.
The final nominations for the 95th Academy awards were announced on Tuesday. It’s a proud moment for Indian cinema to score 3 nominations at Oscar 2023. The nominations were announced by actors Riz Ahmed, and Allison Williams from Beverly Hills, California. All three categories in which Indian films were nominated are Best Original Song category, Best Documentary Feature film category, and Best Documentary Short film category.
RRR’s song “Naatu Naatu” managed a nomination in the Best Original Song category
Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli’s Telugu-language blockbuster film RRR’s song “Naatu Naatu” managed a nomination in the Best Original Song category, which also won the 80th Golden Globe Award and 28th Critics’ Choice Awards in the same category this year. In the Golden Globe Awards RRR was nominated in two categories: Best Song and Best Non-English Language Film. In the Critics Choice Awards RRR was nominated in five categories out of which it won two awards. One for Best Song “Naatu Naatu” and another one for Best Foreign Language Film.
Film RRR’s Naatu Naatu song become the first Indian film song which was nominated for the Oscar in the Best original song category.
RRR film is a fictional story of pre-independence, where a revolutionary and an officer in the British force became friends and create a visionary plan for freedom against the despotic rulers. Naatu Naatu song was composed by MM Keeravani and sung by Kaal Bhairava and Rahul Sipligung featuring actors Ram Charan and Jr. Ntr. This song was dubbed in 4 different languages. Overall, we can say that this year starts on a good note for Indian cinema. Other than RRR, two other Indian films were nominated for the Oscar Awards 2023.
This documentary film is based on environmental issues
All that breathes directed by Shaunak Sen nabbed a Best Documentary Feature nomination. This documentary film is based on environmental issues and also won the Golden Eye award at the 75th Cannes Film Festival in the same category and Documentary Feature Prize at the annual Gotham Awards. This film also won the World Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival on 30 January 2022.
This short film The Elephant Whisperers directed by Kartiki Gonsalves
One another short film The Elephant Whisperers directed by Kartiki Gonsalves and produced by Achin Jain and Guneet Monga has made its place at the Oscars nominations. This film is about a South Indian couple, who devotes their lives to taking care of an orphaned baby elephant.
The Last Film Show was shortlisted for the 95th academy awards but missed out on the final nominations
One more film which was shortlisted for the 95th academy awards but missed out on the final nominations is The Last Film Show or Chhello Show written and directed by Pan Nalin. This film premiered at the 20th Tribeca Film Festival in the year 2021. This Gujarati-language film was beaten by Argentine, 1985 helmed by Santiago Mitre. This film also beat Rajamouli’s directed film RRR to win Best Non-English Language film at the Golden Globes Award earlier this month.
The Oscar Awards 2023 will be held in L.A. (Los Angeles) on 12 March 2023 and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the 3rd time.