Naatu Naatu from S S Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ and ‘The Elephant Whisperer’ bagged big at the 95th Academy Award ceremony held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
While Naatu Naatu won the Oscar in the Best Original Score category, ‘The Elephant Whisperer’ won the Oscar in the Best Documentary Short Film category.
Janelle Monae and Kate Hudson announced that Naatu Naatu, composed by MM Keeravaani and sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, bagged the prestigious Academy Award.
MM Keeravaani and lyricist Chandrabose received the award and in his winning speech, MM Keeravaani has said thanked Rajamouli, Karthikeya and the one who made the song a global hit.
With this, Naatu Naatu becomes the first Indian song that won an Oscar.
Meanwhile, ‘The Elephant Whisperer’ Directed by the debutant director Kartiki Gonsalves, won the Oscar in the Best Documentary Short Film category.
Priscilla Gonsalves is the story writer of this short.
On the other hand, Shaunak Sen’s documentary film on the dying black kites of Delhi, ‘All That Breathes’, could not win the top prize at the 95th Academy Awards.
The movie, now acquired by HBO, was competing against All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, Fire of Love, A House Made of Splinters and the ultimate winner, Navalny.
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