RRR Movie's Naatu Naatu song makes it to Oscars shortlist

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22 December 2022

In what is another proud moment for Indian and Telugu cinema, the song Naatu Naatu from SS Rajamouliโ€™s RRR has made it to the 95th Oscars shortlist in the Best Original Song section. Whatโ€™s more remarkable about the achievement is that it is the first Indian song to be nominated for the Oscars.

โ€œHere we goโ€ฆ #NaatuNaatu becomes ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™„๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ to be shortlisted for the Academy Awards! THANK YOU everyone for supporting us throughout our journey #RRRForOscars #RRRMovie,โ€ posted production house DVV Entertainment on Thursday.

The latest recognition for the infectiously catchy song โ€“ composed by Keeravani, written by Chandrabose and sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava โ€“ comes in the wake of it being nominated for a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award.

The Academy on Wednesday night announced the shortlists in 10 categories: documentary feature film, documentary short film, international feature film, makeup and hairstyling, music (original score), music (original song), animated short film, live action short film, sound, and visual effects.

Naatu Naatu was chosen out of 81 songs. Other songs on the list include "Nothing Is Lost" from Avatar: The Way of Water, "Lift Me Up" from Blank Panther: Wakanda Forever, and "Hold My Hand" from Top Gun: Maverick, among others.

The nominations for the Oscars will be announced on Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023, while the Oscars ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolbyยฎ Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.

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