* The 95th Academy Awards/ Oscars took place on March 12th in the US
* RRR and The Elephant Whisperers have won one Oscar each
* Both films can be streamed on Netflix in India
Oscars 2023 just got over, and what an eventful award ceremony for Indian films! This was the first time ever when two works from Indian cinema took home the coveted Oscars at the 95th Academy Awards.
While the Golden Globe-winning Naatu Naatu also won the Best Original Song award at the Oscars, The Elephant Whisperers took home the Best Documentary Short Subject accolade.
In case you are wondering where you can watch RRR and The Elephant Whisperers online in india, here are the details.
RRR is one of the most talked about movies of the last year, and for all the good reasons. One of the rare few globally appreciated Indian films in recent times, RRR has it all.
It has a plot full of patriotism, superb acting performances by N.T. Rama Rao Jr and Ram Charan Teja, and some of the best songs you have heard in Indian films in a while.
Thus, there was never a doubt that its headliner “Naatu Naatu” would lose out on the awards it eventually bagged at the Golden Globes and the Oscars.
“Naatu Naatu” has won the Best Original Song award at the Academy Awards this year.
The song has been sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, with composition by MM Keeravaani, lyrics by Chandrabose, and choreography by Prem Rakshith.
* RRR IMDb rating: 7.9
* RRR cast: N.T. Rama Rao Jr, Ram Charan Teja, Ajay Devgn
* Where to watch: Netflix
On the contrary, The Elephant Whisperers is one Indian film almost not many had heard about yet, but now will.
This documentary, based around two elephants and their godparents in Tamil Nadu’s Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, just won the award for best Documentary Short Subject at the Oscars.
The Elephant Whisperers has producer Guneet Monga backing the project, and director Kartiki Gonsalves spinning this heartwarming tale that gives you all the feels in its short duration.
* The Elephant Whisperers IMDb rating: 7.3
* The Elephant Whisperers cast: Bomman, Bellie, Raghu, Ammu
* Where to watch: Netflix
Oscars 2023 Winners List: The 95th Academy Awards belonged to Everything Everywhere All at Once, which scored multiple awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role, among other categories.
India also held its own at the 95th Academy Awards as RRR’s chartbuster Naatu Naatu won the Best Original Song and The Elephant Whisperer emerged as the winner in the Best Documentary Shorts category.
The third nominee from India, Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes, lost to Navalny in the Best Documentary Feature Film segment.
Both RRR song “Naatu Naatu” and the documentary All That Breathes had earlier been pitched as favourites to win the coveted golden statuette.
SS Rajamouli directorial RRR had especially won over the Western audience after gaining steam online since its Netflix appearance globally.
Meanwhile, All That Breathes had won all the top prizes at various international film festivals, including Cannes Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival.
Check out the complete winners list of Oscars 2023. The winners of the 95th Academy Awards have been marked in bold.
All Quiet on the Western Front Avatar: The Way of Water The Banshees of Inisherin Elvis Everything Everywhere All At Once The Fabelmans Tár Top Gun Maverick Triangle of Sadness Women Talking
Cate Blanchett – Tár Ana de Armas – Blonde Andrea Riseborough – To Leslie Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Austin Butler – Elvis Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin Brendan Fraser – The Whale Paul Mescal – Aftersun Bill Nighy – Living
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Schienert – Everything Everywhere All at Once Todd Field – Tár Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin Ruben Östlund – Triangle of Sadness Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans
Best Film Editing
The Banshees of Inisherin Elvis Everything Everywhere All at Once Tár Top Gun: Maverick
Best Original Song
“Applause” (Tell It Like a Woman) “Hold My Hand” (Top Gun: Maverick) “Lift Me Up” (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)“Naatu Naatu” (RRR) “This Is a Life” (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
All Quiet on the Western Front Avatar: The Way of Water The Batman Elvis Top Gun: Maverick Best Adapted Screenplay
All Quiet on the Western Front Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Living Top Gun: Maverick Women Talking
Best Original Screenplay
The Banshees of Inisherin – Martin McDonagh Everything Everywhere All at Once – Daniel Kwan and Daniel Schienert The Fabelmans – Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner Tár – Todd Field Triangle of Sadness – Ruben Östlund
Best Visual Effects
All Quiet on the Western Front Avatar: The Way of Water The Batman Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Top Gun: Maverick
Best Production Design
All Quiet on the Western Front Avatar: The Way of Water Babylon Elvis The Fabelmans
Best Original Score
All Quiet on the Western Front Babylon The Banshees of Inisherin Everything Everywhere All at Once The Fabelmans
Best Animated Short Film
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse The Flying Sailor Ice Merchants My Year of Dicks An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It
Best Documentary Short Film
The Elephant Whisperers Haulout How Do You Measure a Year? The Martha Mitchell Effect Stranger at the Gate
Best Costume Design
Babylon Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Elvis Everything Everywhere All at Once Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
Best International Feature Film
All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany) Argentina, 1985 (Argentina) Close (Belgium) EO (Poland) The Quiet Girl (Ireland)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
All Quiet on the Western Front The Batman Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Elvis The Whale
All Quiet on the Western Front Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths Elvis Empire of Light Tár
Best Documentary Feature Film
All That Breathes All the Beauty and the Bloodshed Fire of Love A House Made of Splinters Navalny
Best Live Action Short
An Irish Goodbye Ivalu Le Pupille Night Ride The Red Suitcase
Best Supporting Actress
Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Hong Chau – The Whale Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All At Once Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All At Once
Best Supporting Actor
Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin Brian Tyree Henry – Causeway Judd Hirsch – The Fabelmans Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Animated Feature Film
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Marcel the Shell With Shoes On Puss in Boots: The Last Wish The Sea Beast Turning Red
The Oscars were held on March 13 IST in Los Angeles’ Dolby theatre. It was hosted by popular late night show host Jimmy Kimmel, who had returned for his third stint as the host, for the 95th Academy Awards.
FAQ’s on Oscar 2023
1) What is the Oscars 2023 Complete Winners List ?
Ans) Here is the list of winners at the 95th Academy Awards Best Actress: Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once) Best Actor: Brendan Fraser (The Whale) Best Supporting Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once) Best Supporting Actor: Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Best Director: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once) Best Animated Feature Film: “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” – Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley Best Cinematography: All Quiet on the Western Front – James Friend Costume Design: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Ruth Carter Original screenplay: Everything Everywhere All at Once Animated Short: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Live action short: An Irish Goodbye Best Animated Feature: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Best Documentary Feature: Navalny Best Documentary Short: The Elephant Whisperers Best International Feature: All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany) Best Production Design: All Quiet on the Western Front Best Visual Effects: Avatar: The Way of Water.
2) What are Oscars 2023 Highlights: A recap of India at the Oscars?
Ans) Oscars wins for The Elephant Whisperers & RRR Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga’s film The Elephant Whisperers won in the Best Documentary Short category. While the chart-topping Naatu Naatu (RRR) won the Best Original Song beating Rihanna’s Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick, sung by Lady Gaga.
— All That Breathes misses Oscar All That Breathes, an exploration of inter-species coexistence by Director Shaunak Sen lost the Best Documentary Feature Prize category to Navalny.
The flim however took the festival scene by storm, having a dream run at Cannes and Sundance.
— Deepika Padukone on stage Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone made her Academy Awards in a Louis Vuitton gown to introduce Naatu Naatu singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava and their accompanying dancers.
— ‘Naatu Naatu’ echoes in Dolby theatre Naatu Naatu was among the A-list of Oscar-nominated songs performed live during the ceremony. Singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava and their troupe sang and danced against a replica of the original song’s backdrop, making for an electrifying Oscars moment.
3) Oscars 2023 Live Updates: Celebs who have been banned from the Oscars?
Ans) A look at celebrities who have been banned from the awards ceremony. From last year’s infamous slap-gate that led to a 10-year ban for Will Smith to Richard Gere’s 20-year ban for his onstage remarks on China, these are celebrities who have courted controversy.
4) Oscars 2023 Live Updates: Prime Minister congratulates India’s Oscar wins
Ans) Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated India’s two big Oscar wins – Naatu Naatu (RRR) and The Elephant Whisperers. Directed by Kartiki Gonsalves and produced by Guneet Monga, “The Elephant Whisperers” is about the unbreakable bond between an abandoned elephant and its two caretakers. This was the third documentary short win for India at the Oscars.
5) Oscars 2023 Live Updates: Top Ten Trivia from the Oscars (10/10)
Ans) The youngest Oscar winner is Tatum O’Neal. She was 10 years old when she won Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1974. While the oldest Oscar winner is Anthony Hopkins. He won the Best Actor Oscar for The Father (2020), at the age of 83. — Jennifer Lawrence famously fell on the Oscars stage in 2013, wearing a $4 million Dior gown, believed to be the most expensive dress in Oscars history. — Russian film War and Peace, spanning 414 minutes, was awarded the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 1967. — In Oscars history, only two actors — Heath Ledger and Peter Finch — have been awarded the trophies posthumously. — Katharine Hepburn, star of films like The Lion in Winter, won four Oscars in a career spanning six decades.
The inaugural Academy Awards took place in May 16, 1929, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. — Janet Gaynor won the Best Actress award while Emil Jannings was adjudged the best actor. — ‘Oscars’? Till 1939, the trophies handed out by the Academy were known as the Academy Awards of Merit. But after Margaret Herrick, the Academy’s executive director, compared the award to her uncle Oscar, it became popular by that name. — The Oscar award weighs a hefty eight-and-a-half pounds. — According to the Academy’s rules, winners or their heirs cannot sell the statuette “without first offering to sell it to the Academy for the sum of $1.00”.
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