It was not just ‘RRR’ that was nominated in the Best Song category for ‘Naatu Naatu’. In fact, two other films from India also got nods in their respective categories. The nomination for ‘Naatu Naatu’ was almost certain after its Golden Globe win earlier this month. Apart from SS Rajamouli’s colonial India-set epic, The Elephant Whisperers, directed by, Kartiki Gonsalves also received a nomination in the Best Documentary Short category. To complete the hat-trick, Shaunak Sen’s acclaimed All that Breathes was also awarded a nomination – in the Best Documentary Feature category.
The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, are widely considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in the film industry. However, winning an Oscar does not necessarily indicate that a film is of high quality. The Oscars are decided by the voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which is made up of a relatively small group of industry professionals. As such, the nominees and winners are often determined by factors such as industry politics, personal relationships, and even campaigning and lobbying by studios and filmmakers.