Three Nominations For India At Oscars 2023:
India has created history with Three Indian films, RRR, All That Breathes, and The Elephant Whisperers, have scored nominations At Oscar 2023.
However, India’s official entry Chhello Show (Last Film Show), Gujarati language coming-of-age drama did not score a nomination in the Best International Feature category at the 95th Academy Awards or Oscars 2023.
Context Of India At Oscars 2023
- In News: On Jan. 25, 2023, Oscars 2023 Nominations or Academy Awards in all 23 categories were announced from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater at Beverly Hills in California.
- Three Nominations For India: The Song ‘Naatu Naatu’ from India’s blockbuster film RRR and two documentaries from the country – ‘All That Breathes’ and ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ – have made it to the final nominations list at the 95th edition of the Academy Awards.
- What Next? The Academy Awards or Oscars 2023 ceremony will be held 13th of March at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with American TV host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel as the host.
Categories Under Which India Nominated for Oscars 2023?
- Best Original Song Category – ”Naatu Naatu” from the movie RRR, which recently won Golden Globe.
- Best Documentary Short category – ‘‘The Elephant Whisperers”, directed by, Kartiki Gonsalves.
- Best Documentary Feature category – Shaunak Sen’s acclaimed ”All that Breathes.”
Brief Info About India’s Oscar 2023 Nominated Films
- The history creating original track in Telugu Language from the director SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster movie RRR is composed by Renowned Music Director MM Keeravani.
- The singers are Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj. Natu Natu has recently won the prestigious Golden Globe award for Best Original Song.
All That Breathes
- All That Breathes, a story of two brothers trying to protect Delhi’s black kites, is only the second Indian-made documentary to be nominated in the long documentary format after Writing With Fire in 2021.
- All That Breathes’ is also nominated for a BAFTA Award. It previously won the ‘World Cinema Grand Jury Prize.
The Elephant Whisperers
- The Elephant Whisperers, by filmmaker Kartiki Gonsalves, depicts the caretakers of abandoned elephants in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state.
- Directed by Kartiki Gonsalves and produced by Guneet Monga, The Elephant Whisperers’ depicts an unbreakable bond between two abandoned elephants and their caretakers.
Know About Oscars
- The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, are widely considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the film industry.
- However, winning an Oscar does not necessarily indicate that a film is of high quality.
- The Oscars are decided by the voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which is made up of a relatively small group of industry professionals.
- As such, the nominees and winners are often determined by factors such as industry politics, personal relationships, and even campaigning and lobbying by studios and filmmakers.
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