Naatu Naatu, The Elephant Whisperers bring home 2 Oscars
Why in news :
- This is the first time two India-made productions have bagged the cinema world’s biggest prize.
- Naatu Naatu composed by M.M. Keeravaani and penned by Chandrabose in S.S. Rajamouli’s blockbuster, is the fourth non-English song to win an Oscar in the category.
- It is the first song in a foreign language since Jai Ho in 2009 to bag the prize.
- The Elephant Whisperers, by Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga, which explores the bond between humans and an abandoned elephant calf in Tamil Nadu’s Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, is India’s first win in the Documentary Short category.
About Oscar Awards :
- The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars are awards for artistic and technical merit for the global film industry.
- The awards are regarded by many as the most prestigious, significant awards in the entertainment industry in the United States.
- The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette as a trophy, officially called the “Academy Award of Merit”, although more commonly referred to by its nickname, the “Oscar.”
- The statuette, depicting a knight rendered in the Art Deco style, was originally sculpted by Los Angeles artist George Stanley from a design sketch by art director Cedric Gibbons.
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