Oscars 2023: A Big Day For Indian Cinema, With Three Nominations, Including RRR’s Naatu Naatu

Oscars 2023: A Big Day For Indian Cinema, With Three Nominations, Including RRR’s Naatu Naatu

The Oscar season is here. On Tuesday, the Oscar nominations were announced, and India received three nominations for the 95th Academy Awards.

SS Rajamouli’s RRR received just one nomination in the Best Original Song category for “Naatu Naatu,” despite the fact that it has a big fan base in the United States. The film did not get nominations for Best Picture or Best Director.

All That Breathes by Shaunak Sen was nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film. The Elephant Whisperers, a 41-minute short by Kartiki Gonsalves, was also nominated for Best Documentary Short.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” by Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan received a record-breaking 11 nominations on Tuesday, including nods for Michelle Yeoh and comeback youngster Ke Huy Quan.

The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards have been released, and RRR has been nominated for an Oscar (one of three for Indian film) for Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu, which also won a Golden Globe in the same category. Applause from Tell It Like A Woman, Lady Gaga’s Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick, Rihanna’s Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and This Is A Life from Everything Everywhere All At Once are the other nominated songs. Taylor Swift’s Carolina from Where the Crawdads Sing, which was nominated for a Golden Globe, a conspicuous exclusion.

According to award experts, the overlap between the Producers Guild of America Awards (PGA) and the Oscars is significantly greater, thus we should focus on the PGA Awards. The winners of the 2023 PGA Awards will be revealed on February 25 at a grandiose event at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. However, the PGA does not have a category for Best Original Song.

Twitter is swamped with words of congratulations for RRR director SS Rajamouli after the song Naatu Naatu received an Oscar nomination for Best Song. Fans delighted as soon as the news broke, and many Indians voiced their delight on Twitter. However, a handful of them made fun of The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri’s film, which is now supposedly out of the running. To read the tweets, scroll down.

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