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Oscars 2023: Naatu Naatu, The Elephant Whisperer shine, so does Deepika Padukone

Oscar awards 2023 live Updates: India shines at the Oscars as Naatu Naatu from RRR wins Best Original Song and The Elephant Whisperers wins Best Documentary Short Film.

M.M. Keeravaani and Chandrabose pose with the Oscar for Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu from RRR in the Oscars photo room at the 95th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CaliforniaPremium
M.M. Keeravaani and Chandrabose pose with the Oscar for Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu from RRR in the Oscars photo room at the 95th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

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. 

13 Mar 2023, 07:52:51 PM IST

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.

13 Mar 2023, 07:19:25 PM IST

'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

13 Mar 2023, 07:10:58 PM IST

"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."

 (ANI)

13 Mar 2023, 05:37:32 PM IST

‘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. 

13 Mar 2023, 03:11:41 PM IST

‘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."

13 Mar 2023, 02:00:02 PM IST

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!".

13 Mar 2023, 01:50:56 PM IST

'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."

13 Mar 2023, 01:42:24 PM IST

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."

 

13 Mar 2023, 01:29:23 PM IST

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.

 

13 Mar 2023, 01:17:35 PM IST

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."

13 Mar 2023, 01:05:27 PM IST

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""

 

 

13 Mar 2023, 12:48:34 PM IST

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.

13 Mar 2023, 12:40:54 PM IST

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.

13 Mar 2023, 12:37:46 PM IST

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

13 Mar 2023, 12:28:34 PM IST

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.

13 Mar 2023, 12:22:22 PM IST

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

13 Mar 2023, 12:19:37 PM IST

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."

13 Mar 2023, 11:58:50 AM IST

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"

13 Mar 2023, 11:43:22 AM IST

‘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."

13 Mar 2023, 11:39:45 AM IST

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

13 Mar 2023, 11:28:13 AM IST

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.

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13 Mar 2023, 11:15:45 AM IST

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"

13 Mar 2023, 10:46:13 AM IST

‘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

13 Mar 2023, 10:41:53 AM IST

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"

13 Mar 2023, 10:27:38 AM IST

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"

13 Mar 2023, 10:17:16 AM IST

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.

13 Mar 2023, 10:15:19 AM IST

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."

13 Mar 2023, 09:54:50 AM IST

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. 

13 Mar 2023, 09:50:47 AM IST

MM Keeravaani and Chandrabose from the Oscars

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13 Mar 2023, 09:50:48 AM IST

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

13 Mar 2023, 09:50:48 AM IST

Michelle Yeoh wins Best Actress award for 'Everything Everywhere'

Michelle Yeoh makes history as the first Asian woman to win the Best Actress Oscar

13 Mar 2023, 09:22:07 AM IST

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

13 Mar 2023, 09:21:34 AM IST

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." 

13 Mar 2023, 09:11:03 AM IST

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!"

13 Mar 2023, 09:06:44 AM IST

Everything Everywhere All At Once wins Best Picture 

Best Picture goes to...'Everything Everywhere All At Once'

13 Mar 2023, 09:05:14 AM IST

Brendan Fraser wins Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Whale

Brendan Fraser wins Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Whale

13 Mar 2023, 09:00:10 AM IST

'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.

13 Mar 2023, 08:54:32 AM IST

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

13 Mar 2023, 08:42:16 AM IST

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"

13 Mar 2023, 08:38:19 AM IST

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

13 Mar 2023, 08:37:36 AM IST

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

13 Mar 2023, 08:36:01 AM IST

Watch: RRR teams cheers as Naatu Naatu wins Best Original Song

13 Mar 2023, 08:31:18 AM IST

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

13 Mar 2023, 08:25:11 AM IST

Oscar for Best Sound goes to ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

The Oscar for Best Sound goes to...'Top Gun: Maverick'

13 Mar 2023, 08:19:59 AM IST

Sarah Polley gets Best Adapted Screenplay award for Women Talking

'Women Talking' claims the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

13 Mar 2023, 08:15:51 AM IST

Oscar for Best Original Screenplay goes to Everything Everywhere

Everything Everywhere wins Oscar for Best Original Screenplay

13 Mar 2023, 08:14:03 AM IST

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.

13 Mar 2023, 08:10:34 AM IST

Avatar: The Way of Water' wins Best Visual Effects

'Avatar: The Way of Water' wins Best Visual Effects for Oscar 2023

13 Mar 2023, 08:07:08 AM IST

‘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

13 Mar 2023, 07:56:05 AM IST

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

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