The 95th Academy Awards were presented in a ceremony that took place on March 13, 2023, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.Photo: Andrew Eccles for Variety
This year's Oscars were extra special for India with two historic wins for RRR and The Elephant Whisperers.
Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga's documentary short The Elephant Whisperers won against Haulout, How Do You Measure a Year? etc.
The Elephant Whisperers is the first Indian production to win in the category. Director Kartiki Gonsalves and producer Guneet Monga accpeted the award.
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The RRR song Naatu Naatu won the Oscar in the Best Original Song category beating the stars like Lady Gaga and Rihanna.
With his award, Composer MM Keeravaani and lyricist Chandrabose made Naatu Naatu the first Indian film song to win an Oscar. Check out their acceptance speech.
Deepika Padukone presented Naatu Naatu dance performance. Prior to this Persis Khambatta and Priyanka Chopra has done the same.VIDEO: twitter/iFaridoon
Naatu Naatu singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava received a standing ovation at Oscars 2023 after their live performace.
Host Jimmy Kimmel referred to RRR as a Bollywood film during his monologue, making many netizens angry. Rajamouli had stated earlier that it is a Telugu film, not Bollywood.