Academy Awards 2023

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    2013

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    • Recently, ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ and RRR  became the first ever Indian productions to win the Oscar .

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    • The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, are given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS),as a recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements.
    •  SS Rajamouli’s RRR  became the first Indian feature film to win an Oscar.   The film’s ‘Naatu Naatu’ soundtrack by MM Keeravani was awarded the Best Original Song Award
      • The song was composed by MM Keeravaani and penned by Chandrabose.
    • Directed by Kartiki Gonsalves, Indian documentary The Elephant Whisperers emerged as the winner in the Best Documentary Short category
      • The film also highlights the stunning beauty of Tamil Nadu’s Mudumalai National Park and gives a peek into the lives of the Kattunayakan, an indigenous community that inhabits parts of South India.
      • It also became the first Indian production that has won an Academy Award for the Documentary Short category. 
    • Previous winners:
      • Bhanu Athaiya: Bhanu Athaiya is the first person from India to win an Oscar. She won an Oscar in the  Best Costume Design Category for the 1982 historical film Gandhi.
      • Satyajit Ray: In 1992 Satyajit Ray received the honorary Oscar  award in recognition of his exceptional skill in the field of filmmaking.
      • Resul Pookutty : His work on Slumdog Millionaire earned him the Academy Award in 2009  for Best Sound Mixing. 
      • A R Rahman and Gulzar :in 2009  The song “Jai Ho,” written by Rahman and Gulzar, won the Best Original Song Oscar for the film Slumdog Millionaire.he also  received a second Oscar for Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire’s as Best Original Score.
      • Jai Ho’, composed by AR Rahman and penned by Gulzar, is  the first Hindi song to win an Academy Award .

    Source: TH