New Delhi: RRR’s energetic dance number Naatu Naatu is officially one step closer to bagging an Oscar. M M Keeravani’s composition Naatu Naatu has been nominated in the Best Original Song category for the 95th Academy Awards.
With this, RRR joins the magnum opus club of Indian Cinema that made the cut in Oscar’s final nomination lists. These movies are Mother India, Salaam Bombay, and Lagaan.
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Oscar Awards 2023 are all set to roll out on the red carpet on 12th March at Dolby theaters, in Los Angeles. For the third time in a row, Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the grand event.
For the best original song award M M Keeravani’s Naatu Naatu will be competing with the following contenders:
Sofia Carsen’s Applause ( Tell it like a woman)
Lady Gaga’s Hold My Hand ( Top Gun: Maverick)
Rihanna’s Lift me Up (Black Panther Wakanda Forever)
Mitski’s This is a life
If Naatu Naatu is able to strike the gold at the 95th Oscars, it will complete the holy trio of Golden Globes, Critics Choice, and the Academy awards, all at once.
RRR is not the only one to bring good news to the Indian film industry. Indian documentary film contenders-The Elephant Whisperer’s and All That Breathes- both have made it to the final list.
Kartiki Gonsalves’s The Elephant Whisperer’s has been nominated in the Best Short Documentary category. The reality film documents the day-to-day life of an indigenous couple who raise elephants.
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Saunak Sen’s All That Breathes has made the cut into final nominations for Best Documentary feature film. It is a feature-length documentary about two brothers in Delhi who care for birds in a makeshift hospital. The movie beautifully touches on the topic of changing ecosystem of the city and its impact on birds.