Oscars 2023 Winners: Naatu Naatu and The Elephant Whisperers won awards

  • Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood
  • Sunday, March 12, 2023
  • Honoring movies released in 2022

Jay Soni, who is currently seen in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai celebrated India’s double victory at the Oscar 2023 winners list or the 95th Academy Awards. The actor calls it a proud day for all Indians as the country bagged not one but 2 awards.

India achieved a remarkable double win at the Oscars 2023, with SS Rajamouli and Guneet Monga being honored for their incredible work on Naatu Naatu’s Best Original Song and The Elephant Whisperers’ Best Documentary Short Film. This momentous achievement is one of the firsts for India to be awarded such esteemed recognition from arguably the world’s most prestigious entertainment awards show. Supporters across all facets of Indian cinema have since flocked in wholeheartedly congratulating both creators and celebrating this shining accomplishment by our nation!

Natu Natu Song Oscar
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Jay Soni, an actor in the popular show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai was ecstatic to accept two awards at an international event. His enthusiasm highlighted his pride in proving critics wrong who often dismissed Indian content for being too derivative of Western ideas. This momentous achievement has established India as a leading contender on the global stage!

He elaborates, “I feel blessed to be a small part of this industry that has so much talent and is one of the largest entertainment industries in the world! So let’s create more music like Natu Natu to dance on, let’s make more documentary short films like The Elephant Whisperers, let’s have the Indian flag shine high in everything!”

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From producing award-winning musicals and captivating documentaries to flying the Indian flag high, this industry has achieved remarkable success! Let’s keep pushing those boundaries together by crafting moving music that moves our feet and telling stories of hope through films like The Elephant Whisperers. It’s time for India to take its place as one of the world’s greatest entertainment powerhouses – let’s make it happen!

Since 2005, Jay has been delighting audiences with his flair for the dramatic as an entertainer. His most beloved role was Jigar in Baa Bahoo Aur Baby and he is now receiving well-deserved accolades for embodying Abhinav on Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai to perfection.

Here is the list of All Oscar 2023 Winners & oscar nominees 2023

Best Picture

All Quiet on the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Banshees of Inisherin
WINNER: Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Fabelmans
Top Gun: Maverick
Triangle of Sadness
Women Talking

Best Director

Martin McDonaghThe Banshees of Inisherin
WINNER: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Steven SpielbergThe Fabelmans
Todd FieldTár
Ruben Östlund, Triangle of Sadness

Best Actor

Austin ButlerElvis
Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
WINNER: Brendan FraserThe Whale
Paul Mescal, Aftersun
Bill Nighy, Living

Best Actress

Cate BlanchettTár
Ana de ArmasBlonde
Andrea RiseboroughTo Leslie
Michelle WilliamsThe Fabelmans
WINNER: Michelle YeohEverything Everywhere All at Once

Best Supporting Actor

Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
Brian Tyree HenryCauseway
Judd Hirsch, The Fabelmans
Barry KeoghanThe Banshees of Inisherin
WINNER: Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Supporting Actress

Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Hong ChauThe Whale
Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
WINNER: Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
WINNER: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner, The Fabelmans
Todd Field, TÁR
Ruben Östlund, Triangle of Sadness

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, and Ian Stokell, All Quiet on the Western Front
Rian Johnson, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Kazuo Ishiguro, Living
Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie, story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks, Top Gun: Maverick
WINNER: Sarah Polley, Women Talking

Best Animated Feature Film

WINNER: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
Puss In Boots: The Last Wish
The Sea Beast
Turning Red

Best International Feature Film

WINNER: All Quiet on the Western Front
Argentina, 1985
The Quiet Girl

Best Documentary Feature

All That Breathes
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Fire of Love
A House Made of Splinters
WINNER: Navalny

Best Film Editing

Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, The Banshees of Inisherin
Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond, Elvis
WINNER: Paul Rogers, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Monika Willi, TÁR
Eddie Hamilton, Top Gun: Maverick

Best Production Design

WINNER: Christian M. Goldbeck and Ernestine Hipper, All Quiet on the Western Front
Dylan Cole, Ben Procter, and Vanessa Cole, Avatar: The Way of Water
Florencia Martin and Anthony Carlino, Babylon
Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, Bev Dunn, Elvis
Rick Carter and Karen O’Hara, The Fabelmans

Best Sound

Viktor Prášil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel, and Stefan Korte, All Quiet on the Western Front
Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, and Michael Hedges, Avatar: The Way of Water
Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray, and Andy Nelson, The Batman
David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson, and Michael Keller, Elvis
WINNER: Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon, and Mark Taylor, Top Gun: Maverick

Best Visual Effects

Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank, and Kamil Jafar, All Quiet on the Western Front
WINNER: Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon, and Daniel Barrett, Avatar: The Way of Water
Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands, and Dominic Tuohy, The Batman
Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White, and Dan Sudick, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson, and Scott R. Fisher, Top Gun: Maverick

Best Cinematography

WINNER: James Friend, All Quiet on the Western Front
Darius Khondji, Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
Mandy Walker, Elvis
Roger Deakins, Empire of Light
Florian Hoffmeister, TÁR

Best Music (Original Song)

“Applause” from Tell It Like a Woman, music and lyrics by Dianne Warren
“Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick, music and lyrics by Lady Gaga and BloodPop
“Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, music and lyrics by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Goransson
WINNER: “Naatu Naatu” from RRR, music by M.M. Keeravaani, lyrics by Chandrabose
“This Is a Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once, music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne, and Mitski, lyrics by Ryan Lott

Best Music (Original Score)

WINNER: Volker Bertelmann, All Quiet on the Western Front
Justin Hurwitz, Babylon
Carter Burwell, The Banshees of Inisherin
Son Lux, Everything Everywhere All at Once
John WilliamsThe Fabelmans

Best Costume Design

Mary Zophres, Babylon
WINNER: Ruth E. CarterBlack Panther: Wakanda Forever
Catherine Martin, Elvis
Shirley Kurata, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Jenny Beavan, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerová, All Quiet on the Western Front
Naomi Donne, Mike Marino, and Mike Fontaine, The Batman
Camille Friend and Joel Harlow, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Mark Coulier, Jason Baird, Aldo Signoretti, Elvis
WINNER: Adrien Morot, Judy Chin, and Anne Marie Bradley, The Whale

Best Live Action Short Film

WINNER: An Irish Goodbye
Le Pupille
Night Ride
The Red Suitcase

Best Animated Short Film

WINNER: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse
The Flying Sailor
Ice Merchants
My Year of Dicks
An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake, and I Think I Believe It

Best Documentary Short Film

WINNER: The Elephant Whisperers
How Do You Measure a Year?
The Martha Mitchell Effect
Stranger at the Gate

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