Oscars 2023 Nominations LIVE Updates: India has gained three nominations at the 95th Academy Awards so far. While India’s official entry Chhello Show did not get nominated, the song Naatu Naatu from RRR, documentary feature All That Breathes, documentary short The Elephant Whisperers have gained one Oscar nomination each. Nominations in all 23 categories were announced in a global livestream on Tuesday. Actor-producer Riz Ahmed and actress Allison Williams hosted the announcement in a live presentation from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California.
Four Indian films were in the running for nominations at the Oscars this year. India’s official entry Chhello Show, acclaimed documentary feature All That Breathes, documentary short The Elephant Whisperers, and Naatu Naatu — the song from period action blockbuster RRR had made it to the 95th Academy Awards shortlist.
MM Keeravani composition Naatu Naatu, which recently bagged a Golden Globe Award, will fight it out with the likes of Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength) from James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water, Lift Me U’ from Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Hold My Hand from Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick, This Is A Life from Daniel Kwan-Daniel Scheinert’s Everything Everywhere All at Once to make it to the final list.
The nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress have always been the centre of attention. While several predictions are being made, Indian fans are hoping RRR gets a nod as well.
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