Oscars 2023: India's 'The Elephant Whisperers' Does Country Proud, Wins Best Documentary Short Film

Oscars 2023: 'The Elephant Whisperers' won Best Documentary Short Film.

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Written By: Entertainment Desk
Updated: March 13, 2023 | 07:22 IST
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Oscars 2023: 'The Elephant Whisperers' wins Best Documentary Short Film.

India's 'The Elephant Whisperers' made it big at the ongoing Oscars 2023 ceremony as the Netflix film ended up winning the Best Documentary Short Film at the prestigious Academy Awards. Director Kartiki Gonsalves and producer Guneet Monga went up to the stage to pick up the award, and it was Kartiki Gonsalves who gave a speech, which will make everyone emotional. 

'The Elephant Whisperers' beat 'Haulout', 'How do you Measure a Year', 'The Martha Mitchell Effect', and 'Stranger at the Gate' to pick up the win in the Best Documentary Short Film category. 

After the win, Guneet Monga wrote on Twitter: "We just win the first-ever Oscar for an Indian Production! Two women did this! I am still shivering."

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor also took to Twitter to congratulate the makers of 'The Elephant Whisperers'.

'The Elephant Whisperers' released in 2022 and it was directed by documentary filmmaker Kartiki Gonsalves. This was also her directorial debut. 

The documentary tells the story of the bond that develops between a couple and an orphaned baby elephant, Raghu, who was entrusted to their care. The film was released by Netflix globally on December 8, 2022. 

The 95th Academy Awards are being held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the mega awards night and this is his third time, hosting the event, after the 89th and 90th editions of the ceremony which were held in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

The nominations for Oscars 2023 were announced on January 24 by actors Riz Amed and Allison Williams.

Both 'Avatar: The Way Of Water' and 'Top Gun: Maverick' secured nominations in the Best Picture category, and hence this marked the first time that two sequels will be featuring in one ceremony.

'All Quiet on the Western Front' secured nine nominations for this year's Oscars. Michelle Yeoh, the star of 'Everything Everywhere All At Once' became the first Asian to pick up a nomination in the Best Actress category.

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