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Oscars 2023: RRR’s Naatu Naatu Nomination Makes Indian History

New Delhi — Naatu Naatu from the hit Telugu film RRR has been nominated for Best Original Song Oscar.

It is the first Indian feature film to be nominated for other than Best International Film at the Academy Awards in March.

The song was a hit at awards ceremonies and has already won a Golden Globe Award and a Critics Choice Award.

It will take on heavyweights Lady Gaga and Rihanna, both nominated in the same Oscar category.

Hosts Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams announced the news at a nominations presentation in Beverly Hills on Tuesday.

The last time an Indian won an Oscar for film score was in 2009, when composer AR Rahman won Best Original Song and Best Original for a song from British director Danny Boyle’s film Slumdog Millionaire. got a score.

Naatu Naatu has made thousands of grooves to that beat. Fans of the song have been waiting for a win since it was nominated for an Oscar in December.

Hours before the nominations were announced, #NTRforOscars trended on Twitter, with fans expressing their desire for an Oscar nomination and the film to win.

Naatu Naatu has been named this year’s favorite to win on several Oscar prediction lists in trade publications, so expectations are high for them.

The four-and-a-half-minute song was filmed in 2021 in front of the official residence of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The energetic dance moves by the film’s protagonists Ram Charan and Junior NTR have inspired viral trends on social media in India and around the world.

RRR director SS Rajamouli launched an intensive publicity campaign last year after the film lost out to Gujarati film The Cello Show as its official entry to the Indian Oscars, awarding Best Picture, Best Director and Best. We submitted films for nomination in 14 categories, including screenplays. .

Based on the fictional story of two real-life Indian revolutionaries fighting British rule, this historical fantasy film is one of India’s highest-grossing films.

It features dazzling action sequences and spirited dance tracks and patriotic songs.

The film has been a huge success in India and abroad. Social media videos of the US screening showed people cheering and cheering as they watched the film.

The film has been critically acclaimed and acclaimed by top Hollywood directors such as Edgar Wright and James Gunn.

After winning Best Foreign Language Film at the 28th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards and Nath Nathu winning Best Song, the song’s composer MM Keeravani shared a photo with James Cameron at the awards ceremony, The Oscar-winning director had made the film twice and was complimenting his music. — BBC

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