India is having a big moment at the 95th Academy Awards, being held in Los Angeles with Jimmy Kimmel on his third outing as host. The Oscars are stacked this year – Naatu Naatu from RRR is nominated for Best Original Song, All That Breathes and The Elephant Whisperers are up for Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary Short respectively, and Deepika Padukone is attending as a presenter. Deepika is the third Indian to present an Oscar after Persis Khambatta and Priyanka Chopra. Team RRR – including director SS Rajamouli and actors Ram Charan and Jr NTR – are at the awards and Naatu Naatu will be performed live during the ceremony – Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava will sing, Lauren Gottlieb will dance. There are several firsts among this year’s slate of nods – all five Best Actor contenders are first time nominees, and a record four Asian actors have received acting nominations, among them Everything Everywhere All At Once‘s Ke Huy Quan who has swept this year’s award season. His co-star Michelle Yeoh might be the first Asian winner of the Best Actress Oscar – or Cate Blanchett could win her third statuette. Also in the running is Andrea Riseborough whose controversial nomination was upheld by the Academy after a review. Angela Bassett is the Best Supporting Actress favourite and Steven Spielberg could win his fourth Oscar.
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Soooooo…. this year, winners busting their 45 second speech limit will be Naatu Naatu-d off stage instead of being drowned out by music. Still don’t know if Jimmy Kimmel was joking – nobody has busted the 45 secs yet
Navalny wins best Best Documentary Feature Film.
Jamie Lee Curtis wins Best Actress In A Supporting Role for Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Ke Huy Quan wins Best Actor In A Supporting Role for Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Quan was the odds-on favorite for best supporting actor over his fellow nominees — Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan (“The Banshees of Inisherin”), Brian Tyree Henry (“Causeway”) and Judd Hirsch (“The Fabelmans”) — after an awards season sweep.
RRR-ed carpet: Jr NTR’s look channels Bheem. Cool?
Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio bags the first award, for Best Animated Feature.
Oscars 2023: Jimmy Kimmel Tells It Like It Is
“If anyone commits a felony you will get the Best Actor awards,” quipped host Jimmy Kimmel before adding that a crisis team would make that very unlikely (cough WILL SMITH SLAPGATE cough)
Red carpet pic – Ram Charan and wife Upasana (love the saree)
Team RRR, dressed and ready – director SS Rajamouli flanked by Ram Charan and Jr NTR
Just Deepika Padukone, ready to slay – Deepika is presenting an award this year. She is the third Indian to present an Oscar after Persis Khambatta and Priyanka Chopra
Oscar Day is here and RRR star Jr NTR has already posted a glimpse of his OOTN
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