Oscars 2023: Big Day For India As 'RRR', 'All That Breathes' And 'The Elephant Whisperers' Bag Nominations
Oscars 2023: 'RRR', 'All That Breathes' and 'Elephant Whisperers' have all bagged nominations, making it a big day for India.

Entertainment Desk By Entertainment Desk | 24-01-2023
SS Rajamouli's 'RRR' has been nominated for the Oscars.
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It's really happening, this is not a drill! Yes, after weeks of anticipation, 'RRR' directed by SS Rajamouli has managed to bag a nomination at Oscars 2023. Ram Charan and Jr NTR-starrer bagged the nomination for Best Original Song for 'Naatu Naatu'. This nod comes as no surprise as the track had previously won at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards. 

In the Best Original Song category, 'Naatu Naatu' will be competing alongside 'Applause (Tell It Like A Woman)', 'Hold My Hand (Top Gun: Maverick)', 'Lift Me Up (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)', and 'This Is a Life (Everything Everywhere All At Once)'. 

However, this was just the start! India's 'All That Breathes' and 'The Elephant Whisperers' also managed to bag nominations for Oscars 2023.

'The Elephant Whispers' has been nominated in the Best Documentary Short category while 'All That Breathes' has picked up a nod in the Best Documentary category. 

In the Best Documentary Short Film, 'The Elephant Whisperers' will compete with 'Haulout', 'How Do You Measure A Year', 'The Martha Mitchell Effect' and 'Stranger at the Gate'.

On the other hand, 'All That Breathes' will fight it out with 'All the Beauty and Bloodshed', 'Fire of Love', 'A House Made of Splinters' and 'Navalny' in the Best Documentary Feature Film category. 

However, neither 'RRR' nor 'Chhello Show' was nominated in the International Film category. It is important to mention that 'Chhello Show' was India's official entry for the Oscars. 

Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams announced the nominations on Tuesday. 

The nominations were announced in a ceremony that took place in Beverly Hills, California.

The 95th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023. 

Earlier, 'RRR' and 'Chhello Show (Last Film Show)' were shortlisted by the Academy for Oscars 2023. . ‘RRR’ was shortlisted for its energetic song ‘Naatu Naatu’, while ‘Last Film Show’ was shortlisted for the International Feature Film category.

Previously, 'RRR' had won the Best Song award for 'Naatu Naatu' and Best Foreign Language Film at the Critics Choice Awards.  

'RRR' had also bagged an award at the Golden Globes in the Best Original Song category for 'Naatu Naatu'. 

'RRR’, starring Ram Charan and Jr NTR, has bagged various international awards including Rajamouli’s Best Director award by the New York Film Critics Circle. It also won the Saturn Award for Best International Film.

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