Oscar 2023: 'RRR's power-packed song 'Naatu Naatu' won the Oscar for 'Original Song' and 'The Elephant Whisperers' won in the Best Documentary Short film category at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, making it a historic day for Indian filmmakers and the audience. American absurdist comedy-drama action film, Everything Everywhere All at Once won seven awards at the Oscars right from Best Picture, Best supporting Actors.
LiveMint brings to you real-time updates on the 2023 Oscars on the ‘not a red carpet’, inside the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.
Telangana CM KCR congratulates RRR team on Oscar win
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar congratulated the team of RRR on winning the Oscar award for best original song at the 95th Academy awards.
"Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrasekhar Rao is delighted that the famous ' Naatu Naatu ' song from RRR' Telugu movie has clinched the Best Original Song Award at the prestigious Oscar awards programme," according to the Chief Minister office press release.
CM KCR said that it is a matter of pride for all Telugu people that a Telugu film displayed its capability on the universal film platform and won the prestigious Oscar award in the world cinema Industry.
The Chief Minister said that the words used in the Oscar-winning Naatu Naatu song reflected the culture of Telangana, the interest of the Telugu people and the diversity of public life.
'I am delighted': Naatu Naatu' Tamil version lyricist
I am delighted like every person in India: 'Naatu Naatu' Tamil version lyricist Madhan Karky expresses gratitude for Oscar win
"Our forefathers used to sing and he has got same genes": 'Naatu Naatu' singer Rahul Sipligunj's father Rajkumar
It's a proud moment for Indians across geographical barriers as well as 'Naatu Naatu' singer Rahul Sipligunj's parents. Rahul gave a live performance of the song along with co-singer Kaala Bhairava on the Oscar stage on Monday morning before the song scripted history in the annals of the 95th Academy Awards.
Beaming with joy and pride, Rahul's father Rajkumar said to ANI, "This is a moment of pride for India. Our forefathers used to sing and he has also got the same genes. When he was a child he would sing sometimes and I took notice of it."
Rahul's mother Sudha Rani said, "We are very happy. By almighty's grace, we consider ourselves extremely fortunate. Keeravani Sir and Rajamouli Sir also helped us a lot." Speaking about Rahul's knack for singing since his childhood days, his mother said, "He used to play music on the table. His father took notice of it and got him admitted to music school. Rahul took his lessons from Pandit Vitthal Rao."
‘To women who want to tell stories’: Guneet Monga on Oscar win
"My heart is full of love and excitement, most of it imbibed from everyone in India cheering for our win. So grateful to the visionary filmmaker @EarthSpectrum and to @netflix who gave us the biggest stage in the world. This is for my beautiful, diverse country, India. #Oscar" Monga tweeted.
“To women who want to tell stories, the future of cinema is audacious, the future is here. This is for my beautiful, diverse country, India." Monga added in another tweet.
‘A landmark day for Indian cinema’: Amit Shah hails Oscar wins
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday hailed Telugu film RRR's song "Naatu Naatu" and Tamil documentary "The Elephant Whisperers" winning the prestigious Oscar awards, saying it was a landmark day for Indian cinema.
While "Naatu Naatu", the chartbuster from SS Rajamouli's Telugu period action film "RRR", became the first Indian track to win the Academy Award in the "Best Original Song" category, "The Elephant Whisperers" created history at the awards by becoming the maiden Indian production to win in the "Documentary Short Subject" category.
"A landmark day for Indian cinema, as the 'Naatu Naatu' song creates history by winning the Oscar Award. The song was on the lips of Indians as well as music lovers across the globe. Congratulations to Team RRR @ssrajamouli @mmkeeravaani @boselyricist @tarak9999 @AlwaysRamCharan," Shah said in a tweet.
In another tweet, the home minister said, "Congratulations to @EarthSpectrum and @guneetm on their Oscar win for the short film 'The Elephant Whisperers'. The film brings to the forefront India's efforts to save elephants. The award underlines the potential of the Indian film industry and will inspire young filmmakers."
Anurag Thakur congratulates ‘RRR’s Naatu Naatu and Elephant Whisperers for their Oscar win.egory
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur congratulated the 'RRR' team for winning the Oscars under the best original song category at the 95th Academy awards.
"Naatu Naatu has struck a chord all around the world! The power of Indian content has captured the hearts of audiences globally; the @RRRMovie team @ssrajamouli @mmkeeravaanihave mesmerised with their cinematic art & left everyone spellbound with their song!"," Anurag Thakur tweeted.
On the success of 'The Elephant Whisperers' at the Oscars, Anurag Thakur said on the microblogging site, "A heartwarming story of love and co-existence in harmony with nature; its a beautiful story of Bomman, Belli & baby elephant Raghu set in Tamil Nadu. Thrilled that Elephant Whisperers has bagged the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film at the 95th Academy Awards! Congrats!".
'Mera aaj shaam ka plan': Vedanta's Anil Agarwal to try and learn Naatu Naatu steps
Vedanta's Anil Agarwal took to Twitter to congratulate Naatu Naatu and Elephant Whisperers for their Oscar win. He also said that, “mera aaj shaam ka plan is to finally try and learn naatu naatu steps."
Ruth E. Carter becomes 1st Black woman to win 2 Oscars
Ruth E. Carter made history: The costume designer behind the “Black Panther" films became the first Black woman to win two Oscars.
Carter took home best costume design Sunday night at the 95th Academy Awards for the Marvel sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." Earlier in 2018, she had also won for “Black Panther," which made her the first African American to win in the category.
In her acceptance speech, Carter thanked the film's director Ryan Coogler and asked if “Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman could look after her mother, Mabel Carter, who she said died “this past week." Boseman died in 2020 of cancer at 43. “This is for my mother. She was 101," Carter said. "This film prepared me for this moment. Chadwick, please take care of mom."
M M Keeravaani: The Indian composer who made the world dance to ‘Naatu Naatu’. All you need to know
The 61-year-old, who made the world dance to the hit number from S S Rajamouli’s Telugu period action blockbuster, went on to sing his acceptance speech to the tune of the band’s 1970s hit “Top of the World".
Koduri Marakathamani Keeravaani, works across film industries in India, made his debut in 1990 with the Telugu film "Manasu Mamatha" but success came calling with Ram Gopal Varma's Telugu blockbuster film "Kshana Kshanam" a year later.
While he is M M Keeravaani in the Telugu and Malayalam films industries, he is known as Marakathamani in the Tamil and M M Kreem in the Hindi circuits.
Keeravaani is the man behind Hindi film songs such as “Gali Mein Aaj Chaand Nikla" from the 1988 film “Zakhm", as well as “Aa Bhi Ja" and 'Dil Mein Jaagi' from the 2002 movie “Sur - The Melody of Life". Then there are songs such as “Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai" and “Aawarapan Banjarapan" from "Jism" (2003), and “Maine Dil Se Kaha" from "Rog" (2005).
Rajamouli and Keeravaani are first cousins, their fathers are brothers.
He is born to a Telugu family in Kovvur in Andhra Pradesh.
The composer is the son of Koduri Siva Shakthi Datta, a lyricist and screenwriter, best known for the song “Mamathala Thalli" from "Baahubali: The Beginning", another Rajamouli hit. Rajamouli's father and "RRR" co-writer V Vijayendra Prasad is Datta’s younger brother.
Call it familial bond or trust in his ability, Rajamouli bet big on his cousin right from his directorial debut "Student No 1" in Telugu in 2001.
Among his best known songs is the Telugu track “Thelusa Manasa" a breezy love ballad sung by SP Balasubrahmanyam and KS Chitra, in the film “Criminal". Up north, the composer is best known to audiences for “Tum Mile" from the Hindi version of the film.
Salute to proud Indians, tweets Rajnikanth on Naatu Naatu Oscar Win
Taking to Twitter, actor Rajinikanth wrote, "My hearty congratulations to Shri. Keeravani, Shri. Rajamouli and Shri. Kartiki Gonsalves for getting the prestigious Oscar Award. I salute to the proud Indians."
Watch: Jimmy Kimmel calls RRR a 'Bollywood movie' at Oscars; Twitter reacts
Netizens are angry as Jimmy Kimmel called RRR a Bollywood movie. While announcing the first award category, Kimmel was seen taken away by the dancers who performed Naatu Naatu on stage. Jimmy said, "This year we are not gonna play you off stage instead we have a group of performers from the movie RRR who are going to dance you offstage." He even went and lso called SS Rajamouli directorial a 'Bollywood movie'.
One user wrote, “That's how Indian films are perceived abroad." “He could have said indian movie... Don't they do basic preparation?," another user wrote. Another wrote, “Jimmy Kimmel clearly has not seen RRR nor knows ANYTHING about the film." “"Kiu ki foreigners Indian Cinema ko Bollywood k naam se hi jantehe. Another wrote, “Not tollywood Bollywood "INDIAN CINEMA""
Champagne carpet didn't work for Oscars 2023
Using the champagne carpet did not go well ell this Oscars. As per Vulture.com, this carpet stained easily and tended to wash out many of the gowns, especially ones in lighter tones; anyone in a shade between white and peach looked vaguely photoshopped.
Oscar win a proud moment for India, says Naatu Naatu’ choreographer Prem Rakshith
The triumph of the globally popular Telugu song "Naatu Naatu" from SS Rajamouli's "RRR" at the Academy Awards is a "proud moment for India", says Prem Rakshith, the choreographer behind the newly-minted Best Original Song winner. In an exclusive interview with PTI, Rakshith said he is at a loss for words in this moment of elation, a feeling he shares with the entire country.
“I am very, very happy. I am blank right now, I don't know how to react. This is the first time we got this (Oscar award), no words to describe (my feelings). This is a very proud moment for India," the choreographer told PTI over phone from Los Angeles. “When the nomination was announced, it seemed my heartbeat stopped. I was worried because Rihanna, Lady Gaga’s songs were also there in the nominations. We were tense," the "Naatu Naatu" choreographer recalled.
And when the song -- picturised on Ram Charan and Jr NTR in "RRR" -- was named the winner, the team erupted with joy, he said.
Kangana Ranaut thanks RRR as movie showcasing Indian colonisation gets appreciated on world platform
Kangana Ranaut congratulated the entire country for Naatu Naatu's Oscar award. In a tweet, Kangana wrote, “"Congratulations to entire India🇮🇳a movie about suppression, torture, killing, colonisation of Indians based on racial grounds gets appreciated on a world platform, number of Indians died just during one Bengal famine were way more than Jews died during holocaust. Thank team RRR
Meet the real stars behind the Oscar Best Documentary short film - The Elephant Whisperers
"The Elephant Whisperers", directed by Kartiki Gonsalves, in its 39-minute runtime, depicts an unbreakable bond between two abandoned elephant calves Raghu and Amu and their caretakers, Bomman and Belli. Meanwhile, the Nilgiris Adivasi Welfare Association Secretary Alwas termed the award as a recognition to the traditional profession of the tribals. "I do not know about Oscar award," was Belli's response to "The Elephant Whisperers" winning honours at the 95th Academy Awards but the documentary's "leading lady,"loves being a "Valarppu Thaai (foster mother) for abandoned young pachyderms. "Elephants are like our children, We see it as great service to a child, who lost its mother," says Belli, who featured in "The Elephant Whisperers." It won the award for Best Short Documentary at the Oscars on Monday.
Missed the Naatu Naatu Dance at the Oscars. Lets take a look here
Extraordinary is a very small word to describe the grandiosity of SS Rajamouli's much-acclaimed 'RRR' track 'Naatu Naatu', which bagged the 'Best Original Song' trophy at this year's Oscars. The lyrical composition of 'Naatu Naatu' by MM Keeravani, high energy rendition by singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, unique choreography by Prem Rakshith, and lyrics by Chandrabose are all the elements that make this 'RRR' mass anthem a perfect dance craze
Prabhudeva congratulates Naatu Naatu choreographer Prem Rakshith
Prabhudheva congratulates Naatu Naatu choreographer Prem Rakshith on the Oscar win. In a tweet, he wrote, “PREMRAKSHITH U DID IT , we all are proud of u CHOREOGRAPHING NAATU NAATU."
Landmark day for Indian cinema, tweets Home Minister Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has congratulated Naatu Naatu and The Elephant whisperers and called it landmark day for Indian cinema.
In a tweet, the home minister wrote, “A landmark day for Indian cinema, as the 'Naatu Naatu' song creates history by winning the Oscar Award. The song was on the lips of Indians as well as music lovers across the globe. Congratulations to Team RRR."
In another tweet, he wrote “Congratulations to @EarthSpectrum and
@guneetm on their Oscar win for the short film 'The Elephant Whisperers'. The film brings to the forefront India's efforts to save elephants. The award underlines the potential of the Indian film industry and will inspire young film makers"
‘Oscar Award is coming home’, Actor Ram Charan pens heartfelt note
As Naatu Naatu won Oscar for the best original song, Actor Ram Charan shared a heat felt note on Twitter. “We have won! We have won as Indian Cinema!! We won as a country!! The Oscar Award is coming home!
“RRR is and will always remain as the most special film of our lives and of Indian Cinema history. I can't thank everyone enough for manifesting the Oscar Award. It still feels like I am living in a dream."
Jr NTR poses with Academy Award
Jr NTR shared a photo posing with the Oscar trophy. In the post, he wrote, “And we did it… #Oscars95 #NaatuNaatu #RRRMovie Congratulations @mmkeeravaani sir ji, Jakkanna @ssrajamouli, @boselyricist garu, the entire team and the nation." RRR' actor Jr NTR said, "I cannot find the words to express my elation right now. This is not just a win for RRR but for India as a country. I believe this is just the beginning. Showing us how far Indian cinema can go. Congratulations to Keeravaani garu and Chandrabose garu. Of course none of this would have been possible without a master storyteller called Rajamouli and the audiences who showered us with all the love. I would also like to congratulate the team of 'The Elephant Whisperers' on their win today bringing another Oscar to India
Karan Johar gives big shout out to Naatu Naatu and Elephant Whisperers
Filmmaker Karan Johar called the Oscar win of "RRR" "historic".
"Historic!!!! OMG!!!!!!! I was jumping on my bed !!!!! So so so proud! @m. m. keeravani sir @ssrajamouli sir @jrntr @alwaysramcharan" he wrote on Instagram Stories.
The director said he is proud of the team of “The Elephant Whisperers" for creating history at the Academy Awards.
"Guneet!!!! @guneetmonga you did it!!!!! So so so proud of you!!!! You created history! Broke the glass ceiling and more than anything else paved the way...applause, Respect and many a salute to you" he posted.
Guneet Monga pens heartfelt note post Oscar win for 'The Elephant Whispers
Poducer Guneet Monga of the Elephant Whisperers has shared a heartfelt note post the historic win at the 95th Academy Awards. 'The Elephant Whisperers' was nominated against 'Haul Out,' 'How Do You Measure A Year?' 'The Martha Mitchell Effect,' and 'Stranger At The Gate'.
The film's plot revolves around a family who adopts two orphan baby elephants in Tamil Nadu's Mudumalai Tiger Reserve.
In a post she wrote, “Tonight is historic as this is the first ever Oscar for an Indian production. India’s Glory with 2 women. Thank you Mom Dad Guruji Shukrana, To my Co-Producer Achin Jain, Team Sikhya, Netlflix, Aloke, Sarafina, WME Bash Sanjana. My lovely Husband Sunny. Happy 3 months anniversary baby! Kartiki for bringing & weaving this story."
" To all the women watching…. The future is audacious and the future is here. Let’s go! Jai hind"
‘These two women made India proud,’ Rahul Gandhi to The Elephant Whisperers team
Congratulating the entrire team of The Elephant Whisperers, Rahul Gandhi wrote, “"Heartiest congratulations to @EarthSpectrum, @guneetm and the entire team of ‘The Elephant Whisperers' for winning the Oscar. These two women have made India 🇮🇳 proud with their heart-warming showcase of the beauty and importance of wildlife conservation
Rahul Gandhi congratulates Naatu Naatu team
Rahul Gandhi congratulates Team RRR. In a tweet, he wrote. "The song India 🇮🇳 danced to has truly gone global! Congratulations @mmkeeravaani, @boselyricist and the entire RRR team for winning the Best Original Song at the Oscars for #NaatuNaattu"
Naatu Naatu not just a song… Anand Mahindra bow low to SS Rajamouli, M.M. Keeravani and Chandrabose
As Naatu Naatu wins Best Original Song at the 95th Academy awards, Anand Mahindra says it is not just a song, but a mini-epic movie.
In a tweet, Anand Mahindra wrote, “Energy, optimism, partnership, winning against odds. #NaatuNaatu is not just a song: it’s a mini-epic movie. No wonder it had people everywhere rising to their feet. Even at the #Oscars I bow low to @ssrajamouli, MM Keeravani & Chandrabose"
Massive moment of recognition…, says Rajnath Singh as Naatu Naatu Wins Best Orginal Song
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hailed ‘Naatu Naatu’ for winning the Oscar award. In a tweet, he wrote, “It is a massive moment of recognition for Indian cinema on global stage. Congratulations to composer MM Keeravani, director SS Rajamouli & the entire RRR team for this huge achievement.
PM Modi congratulates ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ team for this honour
In another tweet, PM Modi congratulated the entire team of Elephant whisperers for this honour. In a tweet, he wrote, “Congratulations to @EarthSpectrum , @guneetm and the entire team of ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ for this honour. Their work wonderfully highlights the importance of sustainable development and living in harmony with nature."
Naatu Naatu Will Be Remembered For Years To Come, says PM
PM Modi congtaulated team RRR for Naatu Naatu's historic win at the Oscars. He said the popularity of Naatu Naatu is global.
In a tweet, PM Modi wrote, “Exceptional! The popularity of ‘Naatu Naatu’ is global. It will be a song that will be remembered for years to come. Congratulations to @mmkeeravaani, @boselyricist and the entire team for this prestigious honour. India is elated and proud.
MM Keeravaani and Chandrabose from the Oscars
Complete list of Winners at the Oscars 2023:
Best Picture: Everything Everywhere All at Once (Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang, Producers)
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Brendan Fraser in The Whale
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Ke Huy Quan in Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Jamie Lee Curtis in Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Animated Feature Film: Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
Best Cinematography: All Quiet on the Western Front James Friend
Best Costume Design: Ruth Carter for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Best Directing: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Documentary Feature Film: Navalny
Best Documentary Short Film: The Elephant Whisperers
Best Film Editing: Everything Everywhere All at Once Paul Rogers
Best International Feature Film: All Quiet on the Western Front Germany
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: The Whale
Best Music (Original Score): All Quiet on the Western Front Volker Bertelmann
Best Music (Original Song): "Naatu Naatu" from RRR usic by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose
Michelle Yeoh wins Best Actress award for 'Everything Everywhere'
Michelle Yeoh makes history as the first Asian woman to win the Best Actress Oscar
Oscar backbenchers: RRR team was sitting behind everyone else, and then ‘Naatu Naatu’ won!
The RRR team was sitting behind everyone else at Oscar 2023 and waited with bated breath as the nominations for the Best Original Song were announced. There was a moment of silence. And, the Oscar backbenchers erupted in joy as ‘Naatu Naatu’ won the Academy Award. The team supporting RRR went “wild" after winning the award, The Hollywood Reporter said. Read more here
Watch: MM Keeravaani's musical acceptance speech at the Oscars
While accepting the award, Song composer MM Keeravaani said, “I grew up listenting to Oscars and here I am with the Oscars.
In a musical speech, he said, “There was only one wish on my mind...RRR has to win ...the pride of every Indian...and it must put me on the top of the world."
HistoRRRic day for Indian art & cinema, says Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
As India shines with 2 Oscar awards, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in a tweet wrote, “A HistoRRRic day for Indian art & cinema! Two Oscars for India #NaatuNaatu won Best Original Song and The Elephant Whisperers won Best Documentary Short Subject. Congratulations to the entire team associated with both creative projects. It is a proud moment for all the Indians!"
Everything Everywhere All At Once wins Best Picture
Best Picture goes to...'Everything Everywhere All At Once'
Brendan Fraser wins Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Whale
Brendan Fraser wins Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Whale
'On top of the world,' says Actor Chiranjeevi as RRR’s Naatu Naatu wins Oscar
Actor Chiranjeevi says "Oscars would have still been a dream for India but for One Man’s vision, courage & conviction @ssrajamouli. A Billion 🇮🇳 Hearts filled with Pride & Gratitude ! Kudos to every member of the Brilliant Team of RRR.
Was only one wish on my mind…, says song composer MM Keeravaani at Oscars 2023
Song composer MM Keeravaani at Oscars 2023 said, “There was only one wish on my mind...RRR has to win ...the pride of every Indian...and it must put me on the top of the world."
"There was only one wish on my mind, so was Rajamouli's and my family's ...RRR has to win, pride of every Indian. And must put me on the top of the world. Thank you!," he said
Kangana Ranaut appreciates Deepika Padukone's Oscar appearance
Kangana Ranaut appreciated Deepika Padukone's Oscar appearance. In a tweet, she wrote, “How beautiful deepikapadukone looks, not easy to stand there holding entire nation together, carrying its image, reputation on those delicate shoulders and speaking so graciously and confidently. Deepika stands tall as a testimony to the fact that Indian women are the best.Deepika Padukone's Oscar appearance"
Guneet Monga wins her second Oscar with 'The Elephant Whisperers'. 5 points
“The Elephant Whisperers" emerged as the winner at the 95th Academy Awards making it a maiden victory for India in the Documentary Short Subject category. Well, this is not the first time that Guneet Monga has brought the Oscar to India. In 2019, Guneet Monga's documentary 'Period. End of Sentence' bagged the Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject. Read more here
RRR team dedicates award to all fans across the world
In a tweet, the team wrote, “"We’re blessed that #RRRMovie is the first feature film to bring INDIA's first ever #Oscar in the Best Song Category with #NaatuNaatu! No words can describe this surreal moment. Dedicating this to all our amazing fans across the world. THANK YOU
Watch: RRR teams cheers as Naatu Naatu wins Best Original Song
Naatu Naatu from RRR wins Oscar for Best Original Song
Naatu Naatu from RRR wins Oscar for Best Original Song. After five performances, the Oscar for original song is finally announced: “Naatu Naatu" from “RRR."
The song from the Telugu-language film was performed by playback singers Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj and a phalanx of dancers earlier in the night.
“RRR has to win, pride of every Indian ... and has put me at the top of the world," M.M. Keeravani sang to the tune of The Carpenters’ “Top of the World" while accepting the award alongside Chandrabose
Oscar for Best Sound goes to ‘Top Gun: Maverick’
The Oscar for Best Sound goes to...'Top Gun: Maverick'
Sarah Polley gets Best Adapted Screenplay award for Women Talking
'Women Talking' claims the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Oscar for Best Original Screenplay goes to Everything Everywhere
Everything Everywhere wins Oscar for Best Original Screenplay
The Elephant Whisperers' director dedicates award to motherland India
Tamil documentary “The Elephant Whisperers" created history at the 95th Academy Awards by becoming the maiden Indian production to win in the Documentary Short Subject category.
Directed by debutante Kartiki Gonsalves, the Netflix documentary bested “Haulout", “How Do You Measure a Year?", “The Martha Mitchell Effect" and “Stranger at the Gate" to scoop the trophy.
"I stand here today to speak for the sacred bond between us and our natural world, for the respect of indigenous communities, and empathy towards other living beings we share space with and finally, for coexistence," Gonsalves said in her acceptance speech.
Avatar: The Way of Water' wins Best Visual Effects
'Avatar: The Way of Water' wins Best Visual Effects for Oscar 2023
‘Still shivering’: Guneet Monga on Oscar win for Best Documentary Short film
In a tweet, she wrote, “"We just win the first ever Oscar for an Indian Production! Two women did this! I am still shivering
Watch: Lady Gaga performs on ‘Hold My Hand’ from Top Gun Maverick
Lady Gaga’s bare-faced, ripped-jeans-and-T-shirt appearance during her performance of “Hold My Hand" was because it was all last minute. After all, producers had said just days before that she wouldn’t perform the best original song nominee from “Top Gun: Maverick" and it was only revealed today that she had been slotted in
But Gaga was dazzling on the champagne carpet before the show, in a Valentino gown and full makeup, presenting a very different aesthetic two hours later
All Quiet on the Western Front wins best international film Oscar
All Quiet on the Western Front wins best international film Oscar. A wrenching German adaptation of the classic war novel "All Quiet on the Western Front" clinched the Academy Award for best international feature with its timely anti-militarist message.
Volker Bertelmann wins Best Original Score Oscar for All Quiet on the Western Front
Volker Bertelmann wins Best Original Score Oscar for All Quiet on the Western Front
Ram Charan grateful for love and support across the globe for RRR
Ram Charan talks to Hollywood Reporters and says how grateful he is for all of the love and support across the globe for RRR “Its such a surreal moment right now."
All Quiet On The Western Front wins for Oscar for Best Production Design
The Oscar for Best Production Design goes to All Quiet On The Western Front.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse wins Best Animated Short Film
The Oscar for Best Animated Short Film goes to...'The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse'
Watch Naatu Naatu live performance here
Deepika Padukone made it to the Academy Awards stage to give a special shoutout to RRR's power-packed song 'Naatu Naatu' which has been nominated in the 'Orginal Song' category this year. Before Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava earned a standing ovation for their electrifying performance, Deepika announced the performance and even gave a special mention briefing the audience about the song amidst loud cheers.
She said, "An irresistibly catchy chorus, electrifying beats and killer dance moves to match have made this song a global sensation. It plays during a pivotal scene in 'RRR', a movie about the friendship between real-life Indian revolutionaries Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. In addition to being sung in Telugu and illustrating the film's anti-colonialist themes, it's also a total banger!" She added, "It's earned millions of views on Youtube and Tik Tok. Has audiences dancing in movie theatres all around the world and is also the first song ever from Indian production to be nominated for an Oscar. Do you know Naatu? Because if you don't you're about to. From the film RRR this is Naatu Naatu."
India's 'The Elephant Whisperers' wins Best Documentary Short Film
India's 'The Elephant Whisperers' won the award for the Best Documentary Short Film.
'Naatu Naatu' performance gets a standing ovation at Oscars
RRR' singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava perform 'Naatu Naatu' on stage
Deepika Padukone took to the Oscars stage and introduced the Naatu Naatu team on stage
95th Oscars more accessible for blind and low vision audiences through live AD
The 95th Oscars is now more accessible for blind and low vision audiences through live AD provided by Described Video
Ruth E. Carter makes history, wins second win for Best Costume Design
Ruth E. Carter wins Best Costume Design award for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. This is her second win for Best Costume Design category. She is now the first Black woman to win multiple Oscars in any category.
The Whale wins Oscars for best makeup & hairstyling
The Whale wins Oscars for best makeup & hairstyling
An Irish Goodbye wins Best Live-Action Short Film
'An Irish Goodbye' wins the Oscar for Best Live-Action Short Film
A look at the list of winners so far
Navalny - Best Documentary
Jamie Lee Curtis ‘Everything Everywhere’ - Best supporting actress
Ke Huy Quanfrom 'Everything Everywhere' - Best supporting actor
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio' - Animated Feature Film Category
Ke Huy Quan becomes first Asian performer to win Best Supporting Actor in 38 Years
Everything Everywhere All at Once' fame Ke Huy Quan is on cloud nine as he won the Academy Award for best actor in a supporting role. Quan took home the Oscar on Monday for his critically acclaimed role as a doting husband in "Everything Everywhere All At Once." He became just the second performer of Asian descent to win Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards.
Quan, a child star who returned to the spotlight after nearly 40 years, became emotional while accepting the award, Variety reported. In his acceptance speech, Quan said, "My journey started on a boat. I spent a year in a refuge camp. And somehow, I ended up here on Hollywood's biggest stage." "They say stories like this only happen the movies. I cannot believe it's happening to me. This -- this is the American dream," he added.
India's All That Breathes misses award; Navalny wins Best Documentary
Navalny won the Best Documentary at the Oscars 2023. “Navalny," a look at a Russian opposition leader following an attempt on his life, has won the Oscar for best documentary feature. Director Daniel Roher’s portrait of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has shadowy operatives, truth-seeking journalists, conspiracy theories and Soviet-era poisons. It is a film with obvious political poignance following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Roher accepted his statuette by saying he dedicated it to Navalny and to all political prisoners around the world. "Alexei, the world has not forgotten your vital message to us all: We must not be afraid to oppose dictators and authoritarianism wherever it rears its head.
Navalny's wife, Yulia, said: “Alexei, I am dreaming of the day you will be free and our country will be free. Stay strong, my love." Other nomiees were: “All That Breathes’; “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed"; “Fire of Love"; “A House Made of Splinters"; “Navalny."
'Everything Everywhere' has 2 awards in the kitty so far
Jamie Lee Curtis also wins best supporting actress at Oscar 2023. Earlier, Ke Huy Quan won the best supporting Actor for 'Everything Everywhere all at once'.
'Naatu Naatu Rooted to its Nativity,' says singer Kaala Bhairava at Oscars 2023
Best Original Song nominee Kaala Bhairava talked to The Hollywood Reporter about the songs's success.
Ke Huy Quan on winning Best Supporting Actor
Ke Huy Quan wins best supporting Actor for 'Everything Everywhere all at once'. He plays three different incarnations of his character. Quan is the second Asian winner ever in the supporting actor category
RRR dancers will escort off anyone making a long speech, jokes Jimmy Kimmel
Oscars 2023 host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel said that if winners extend their winning speech then dancers of 'Naatu Naatu' will escort them from the stage from mid speech.
Host Jimmy Kimmel jokes about the infamous Slap night from last year
Host Jimmy Kimmel addressed last year's biggest moment: The Slap. "If anyone commits any acts of violence you will be awarded Best Actor," he says to slightly uncomfortable laughter.
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio wins best animated film Oscar
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio" wins best animated film at Oscar 2023.
Oscars 2023: Ram Charan, Jr NTR, SS Rajamouli pay homage to India on red carpet
It's Oscar time and the RRR team reached the Dolby Theatre in full style on Monday. Director SS Rajamouli, actors Jr NTR and Ram Charan, and singer MM Keeravani graced the Oscars 2023 red carpet before attending the awards ceremony, where their track 'Naatu Naatu' is nominated in the 'Original Song' category. Ram Charan and Jr NTR twinned in black bandhgala ethnic velvet outfits. Rajamouli opted for a kurta that he paired with dhoti. The trio, undoubtedly, paid homage to Indian culture
Lady Gaga arrives at Oscars 2023
Lady Gaga not only added a last-minute performance at the Oscars, but also walked its carpet. The “Hold My Hand" singer wasn’t expected at the show but was confirmed as a performer Sunday. She was among the late arrivals on the Oscars’ champagne-colored carpet. Producers had initially cited her schedule on the “Joker" sequel as the reason she couldn’t perform. The superstar could win her second Academy Award if the “Top Gun: Maverick" track wins best original song Sunday.
Deepika Padukone set to present at the 95th Academy Awards; dazzles in black
Deepika Padukone will join global stars like Emily Blunt, Samuel Jackson and Dwayne Johnson in Los Angeles on 12 March for the Oscars ceremony. Padukone shared a list on Instagram which had the names of other presenters at the Oscars 2023.
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai arrives at the Oscars 2023
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has arrived at Oscars 2023. She was a producer on “Stranger at the Gate," which is nominated for short documentary film. Dressed in a silver Ralph Lauren gown, she said her dress represented “peace, love, harmony.
Stars arrive at Oscars looking to snap back after The Slap
Stars are streaming down the red carpet — or, this year, the champagne-colored carpet — at the Dolby in Los Angeles. After several days of rain in and around Los Angeles, the sun is out again for a ceremony the Academy Awards are hoping is less stormy than last year.
Lady Gaga to perform ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ song at Oscars
The pop superstar will sing “Hold My Hand," the Oscar-nominated original song from “Top Gun: Maverick", a person close to the production with knowledge of the performance said Sunday. (AP)
Oscars 2023 to break the 62-year-old red carpet tradition with 'champagne-colour'; here's why
Oscars 2023 is around the corner and this is the 1st time India will shine at the 95th Academy Awards with 3 nominations. So what else is new in this year's event. Many things about the Academy Awards have changed over the years, but for the past six decades there has been at least one constant: The red carpet. Though the hues have varied over the years, but it has always been some shade of red. BUT.. this year, the Oscar's will see an entry on the champagne-colored carpet. The Oscars red carpet dates back to 1961 during the 33rd Academy Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. With the changing colour of the red carpet this year, the Academy will be replacing their 62 year old tradition. (READ MORE HERE)
From trophy prize to 1st recipient; here are some interesting facts about the Academy Awards
The 95th Academy Awards is set to take place on Sunday, March 12, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. In India, the academy awards will broadcast on 13 March at 5:30 am. Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel will returns to host the Oscars for a third time. His first stint ended with the infamous mix-up that saw "La La Land" accidentally named best picture in 2017. (READ MORE HERE)
Will India make history at Oscar 2023? This is the first time there are 3 nominations
India’s moment to shine may be at the 95th Academy Awards, as Naatu Naatu, the hit dance track from RRR, All That Breathes and The Elephant Whisperers are up for nominations. It is the first time that India-made productions have earned so many Oscar nominations. The ceremony will be held early Monday morning (India time) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. (READ MORE HERE)
Back Oscar nominees to find ‘piece of Australian land’ in goodie bags. What it signifies?
Oscar nominees will find a unique gift in their gift bags this year - one square meter of land in outback Australia.
Pieces of Australia, one of the brands to pay $4,000 to secure a spot in the gift bags, offers "Aussie Mate Conservation Packs" that provide a dedicated square meter of land on their "Envirocean Estate" in Queensland's Western Downs region. The company describes this land as a "flagship piece of Australian native land that we are proud to own and preserve". (READ MORE HERE)
Will Smith's slap, wrong winner announcements, and...racism? A look at its biggest controversies
Oscars have always been a source of drama and excitement, a night where arguably the best and brightest in the film industry come together to celebrate their achievements and showcase their talent. The photographers buzzing around red carpet entries to emotional speeches, the Oscars are a hell of an event to capture the attention of the world. (READ MORE HERE)
Not Ram Charan or NTR Jr, THIS actor will dance to Naatu Naatu on Academy stage
Not Ram Charan or NTR Jr, but Lauren Gottlieb, an American actor-dancer, will be performing to the tunes of "Naatu Naatu" on the Academy stage on the Oscar night. She shared the news on her Instagram account and expressed her excitement at representing India on the world's most prestigious stage. (READ MORE HERE)
THESE two actors preceded Deepika Padukone as Indian presenters
Actor Deepika Padukone will present an Oscar at the 95th Academy Awards scheduled to be held on 12 March, Sunday at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood. The 37 year old actor who Padmavati in Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed movie Padmavat shared the news on Instagram. (READ MORE HERE)
AR Rahman says ‘I want Naatu Naatu to win’
AR Rahman shared his thoughts about RRR song Naatu Naatu ahead of the Oscars 2023. (HT)
How does Oscars voting work?
The road to an Oscar winds through a long awards season, which finally culminates Sunday at the Academy Awards. We take you through the process of getting that golden statuette into a winner's hand — this is how Oscar voting works:
WHO VOTES ON THE OSCARS?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences boasts some 10,000-plus members, divided among 17 branches. All academy members have to be involved in the movie business in some capacity, but membership isn't restricted to creatives — there are branches for executives and marketing and public relations professionals, as well.
While nominations are mostly decided by members of the relevant branch (directors nominate directors, for instance), all voting members can nominate films for best picture. Once nominees are decided, all voting members are eligible to cast their ballots in any category.
In recent years, the academy has taken steps to diversify its membership, especially after receiving criticism for a spate of all-white acting nominees.. It adds new members once a year.
WHEN DOES OSCAR VOTING TAKE PLACE?
Voting takes place over a few days not too long before the ceremony — in 2023, voting opened March 2 and ended March 7, five days before the big night.
HOW ARE VOTES CAST?
While the final results can sometimes be controversial, there's no risk of hanging chads — voting takes place entirely online.
Tabulation for most categories is simple — the nominee that gets the most votes wins.
Best picture, on the other hand, employs ranked-choice voting (also known as preferential voting). Voters order the nominees by preference; if one movie comes away with more than 50% of the first-place votes in the first round, that's the winner. But if no movie meets that threshold, then the one with the fewest first-place votes is eliminated — people who had ranked that film first will have their votes transferred to their second choices. And so on it goes until some movie wins a majority.
It sounds complicated, we know, but proponents of ranked-choice voting argue that it's more representative, especially in a large field of nominees.
WHO KNOWS THE WINNERS BEFORE THEY'RE ANNOUNCED?
According to the academy website, just two PricewaterhouseCoopers partners know the results beforehand. PwC is the accounting firm that tabulates the votes. Each partner is stationed in the Dolby Theatre's wings during the ceremony with a full set of winners' envelopes. They're charged with handing the sealed envelope to the winner.
Infamously, in 2017, a PwC accountant handed Warren Beaty and Faye Dunaway the wrong envelope, resulting in the “La La Land"/“Moonlight" best picture fiasco. (AP)
Lauren Gottlieb will be dancing to Naatu Naatu at Oscars
Lauren Gottlieb will dance to Ram Charan and Jr NTR's song Naatu Naatu at Oscars 2023. The American actor-dancer said 'the odds of Naatu Naatu winning' Best Original Song are huge.
Oscar 2023: Check out full list of nominees
Check out the full list of nominees here:
1. Best Picture
- All Quiet on the Western Front
- Top Gun: Maverick
- Avatar: The Way of Water
- The Banshees of Inisherin
- Everything Everywhere All at Once
- The Fabelmans
- Triangle of Sadness
- Women Talking
2. Best Director
- Steven Spielberg for The Fabelmans
- Todd Field for Tar
- Ruben Ostlund for Triangle of Sadness
- Martin McDonagh for The Banshees of Inisherin
- Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert for Everything Everywhere All at Once
3. Best Lead Actor
- Brendan Fraser for The Whale
- Paul Mescal for Aftersun
- Bill Nighy for Living
- Austin Butler for Elvis
- Colin Farrell for The Banshees of Inisherin
4. Best Lead Actress
- Andrea Riseborough for To Leslie
- Michelle Williams for The Fabelmans
- Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All at Once
- Cate Blanchett for Tar
- Ana de Armas for Blonde
5. Best Supporting Actor
- Barry Keoghan for The Banshees of Inisherin
- Brendan Gleeson for The Banshees of Inisherin
- Brian Tyree Henry for Causeway
- Ke Huy Quan for Everything Everywhere All at Once
- Judd Hirsch for The Fabelmans
6. Best Supporting Actress
- Jamie Lee Curtis for Everything Everywhere All at Once
- Stephanie Hsu for Everything Everywhere All at Once
- Hong Chau for The Whale
- Angela Bassett for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
- Kerry Condon for The Banshees of Inisherin
7. Best Original Screenplay
- The Fabelmans written by Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner
- Tar written by Todd Field
- Triangle of Sadness written by Ruben Ostlund
- The Banshees of Inisherin written by Martin McDonagh
- Everything Everywhere All at Once written by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
8. Best Adapted Screenplay
- Top Gun: Maverick
- Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
- All Quiet on the Western Front
- Women Talking
9. Best Cinematography
- Mandy Walker for Elvis
- Roger Deakins for Empire of Light
- Florian Hoffmeister for Tar
- James Friend for All Quiet on the Western Front
- Darius Khondji for Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
10. Best Film Editing
- Eddie Hamilton for Top Gun: Maverick
- Paul Rogers for Everything Everywhere All at Once
- Monika Willi for Tar
- Mikkel E.G. Nielsen for The Banshees of Inisherin
- Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond for Elvis
11. Best International Feature Film
- Close from Belgium
- EO from Poland
- The Quiet Girl from Ireland
- All Quiet on the Western Front from Germany
- Argentina, 1985 from Argentina
12. Best Documentary Feature Film
- All That Breathes by Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann and Teddy Leifer
- Fire of Love by Sara Dosa, Shane Boris and Ina Fichman
- A House Made of Splinter by Simon Lereng Wilmont and Monica Hellstrom
- All the Beauty and the Bloodshed by Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin and Yoni Golijov
Navalny by Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller and Shane Boris
13. Best Documentary Short Film
- The Elephant Whisperers by Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga
- The Martha Mitchell Effect by Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison
- Stranger at the Gate by Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones
- Haulout by Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev
- How Do You Measure a Year by Jay Rosenblatt
14. Best Original Song
- Naatu Naatu from RRR. Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose
- Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson; Lyric by Tems and Ryan Coogler
- Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick. Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and BloodPop
- This Is a Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once. Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; Lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne
- Applause from Tell It Like a Woman. Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
15. Best Animated Feature Film
- The Sea Beast by Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger
- Turning Red by Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins
- Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley
- Marcel the Shell With Shoes On by Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan and Paul Mezey
- Puss in Boots: The Last Wish by Joel Crawford and Mark Swift
16. Best Animated Short Film
- Ice Merchants by Joao Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano
- My Year of Dicks by Sara Gunnarsdottir and Pamela Ribon
- An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It by Lachlan Pendragon
- The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud
- The Flying Sailor by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby
17. Best Visual Effects
- Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett for Avatar: The Way of Water
- Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson and Scott R. Fisher for Top Gun: Maverick
- Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands and Dominic Tuohy for The Batman
- Frank Petzold, Viktor Muller, Markus Frank and Kamil Jafar for All Quiet on the Western Front
- Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
18. Best Costume Design
- Mary Zophres for Babylon
- Ruth Carter for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
- Shirley Kurata for Everything Everywhere All at Once
- Jenny Beavan for Mrs Harris Goes to Paris
- Catherine Martin for Elvis
19. Best Production Design
- The Fabelmans
- All Quiet on the Western Front
- Avatar: The Way of Water
20. Best Makeup and Hairstyling
- Naomi Donne, Mike Marino and Mike Fontaine for The Batman
- Camille Friend and Joel Harlow for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
- Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerova for All Quiet on the Western Front
- Mark Coulier, Jason Baird and Aldo Signoretti for Elvis
- Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Anne Marie Bradley for The Whale
21. Best Original Score
- Carter Burwell for The Banshees of Inisherin
- Son Lux for Everything Everywhere All at Once
- John Williams for The Fabelmans
- Volker Bertelmann for All Quiet on the Western Front
- Justin Hurwitz for Babylon
22. Best Sound
- Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray and Andy Nelson for The Batman
- David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson and Michael Keller for Elvis
- Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor for Top Gun: Maverick
- Viktor Prasil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel and Stefan Korte for All Quiet on the Western Front
- Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers and Michael Hedges for Avatar: The Way of Water
23. Best Live Action Short
- Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuaron for Le Pupille
- Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen for Night Ride
- Cyrus Neshvad for The Red Suitcase
- Tom Berkeley and Ross White for An Irish Goodbye
- Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan for Ivalu
Oscar 2023: No Red carpet this year
Many things about the Academy Awards have changed over the years, but for the past six decades there has been at least one constant: The red carpet. Though the hues have varied over the years, but it has always been some shade of red. BUT.. this year, the Oscar's will see an entry on the champagne-colored carpet.
To know more read here
Oscar 2023: When, where to watch?
The Oscars 2023 award will be held on 12 March 2023, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. In India, the show will be live streamed early morning of 13 March at 5:30 am. Viewers can watch the live telecast on Disney+Hotstar. Oscars 2023 will be telecasted live on ABC.
Oscar 2023: Check list of favoured nominees
The Oscars 2023 are due to start in a few hours. The award ceremony will see a dance performance by Lauren Gottilieb on the immensely popular Indian song Naatu Naatu. It will also see actor Deepika Padukone present an award.
While Naatu Naatu seems like the favoured nominee in the Best Song category, Everything Everywhere All at Once seems to be the clear favourite in Best Picture category.
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Will Naatu Naatu bring home the Oscars?
Lauren Gottlieb, an American actor-dancer, will be performing to the tunes of "Naatu Naatu" on the Academy stage on the Oscar night.
The Telugu-language song composed by M. M. Keeravani song has been nominated in the category for Best Song.
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