New Delhi: The 95th Academy Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday and films from India got three nods.  

SS Rajamouli’s RRR scored a nomination in the Best Original Song category. In the Best Original Song category, RRR song “Naatu Naatu” is competing with “Applause” (Tell it Like a Woman), “Hold My Hand” (Top Gun: Maverick), “Lift Me Up” (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), and “This is a Life” (Everything Everywhere All At Once). 

The song, which has become an international phenomenon, had earlier bagged the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, besides winning at the Critics’ Choice Awards in the same category. 
‘RRR’ tells the fictional story of India’s freedome fighters Alluri Sitarama Raju (played by Ram Charan) and Komaran Bheem (played by NTR Jr). It also stars Bollywood actors such as Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt. 

All That Breathes
Indian filmmaker Shaunak Sen’s directorial ‘All That Breathes’ also made it to the 95th Oscar Awards after it got nominated in the Documentary Feature Film category. It has been also nominated for BAFTA 2023. 
The documentary has been nominated alongside films such as ‘All That Beauty And Bloodshed’, Fire Of Love’, ‘A House Made of Splinters’ and ‘Navalny’. 
The documentary is set in the darkening backdrop of Delhi’s apocalyptic air and escalating violence, in which two brothers devote their lives to protect one casualty of the turbulent times — a black kite. 

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The Elephant Whisperers
Netflix documentary ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ from India has also been nominated for Best Documentary Short. Other nominees in this category include Haulout, How do you measure a year?, The Martha Mitchell Effect and Stranger At The Gate. 

Directed by Kartiki Gonsalves, the documentary short film follows a family in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu who adopt two orphan baby elephants. The film has been produced by Guneet Monga and Achin Jain. 

Chhello Show
Director Pan Nalin’s Gujarati language coming-of-age drama Chhello Show (Last Film Show), which was India’s official entry for Oscars, did not score a nomination in the Best International Feature category. 

All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany), Argentina 1985 (Argentina), Close (Belgium), Eo (Poland) and The Quiet Girl (Ireland) are nominated in the Best International Feature category. 

The nominations were announced by actor Allison Williams and actor-rapper-producer Riz Ahmed on Tuesday evening.   

The 95th Academy Awards is set to be presented at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 12, 2023.

(With IANS inputs)

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