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Oscars 2023: Best moments from the 95th Academy Awards


Let’s take a look at the Best Moments from Oscars 2023:

RRR’s Naatu Naatu shakes a leg at Oscars 2023

Extraordinary is a very small word to describe the greatness of SS Rajamouli’s critically acclaimed ‘RRR’ track ‘Naatu Naatu’, which took home the ‘Best Original Song’ trophy at this year’s Oscars. Actor Deepika Padukone took to the stage of the Academy Awards as a presenter to give a special shoutout to RRR’s powerful song ‘Naatu Naatu’. She said, “An irresistibly catchy chorus, thrilling beats and amazing dance moves have made this song a global sensation. It plays during a pivotal scene in ‘RRR’, a movie about the friendship between real Indian revolutionaries Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem Besides being sung in Telugu and illustrating the film’s anti-colonialist themes, it’s also a total blast!’ The song was sung by playback singers Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj

Naatu Naatu wins Best Original Song

RRR’s Naatu Naatu won the Oscar for Best Original Song. Composer MM Keeravani and lyricist Chandrabose accepted the award. While receiving the award, Keeravaani gave a musical speech. He said: “I grew up listening to Oscars and here I am with the Oscars. In a musical speech, he said “There was only one wish in my mind… RRR must… win every Indian’s pride… and it must put me on top of the world. Naatu Naatu’ won the prize by beating big names like Rihanna and Lady Gaga.

The Elephant Whisperers win Best Documentary Short Film

‘The Elephant Whisperers’ won the Oscar in the Best Documentary Short Film category. It beat out other nominees ‘Get Out’, ‘How Do You Measure A Year?’ “The Martha Mitchell Effect” and “Stranger at the Gate.” The plot of the documentary revolves around a family adopting two orphaned baby elephants in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu. Well, this is not the first time that Guneet Monga has brought the Oscar to India. In 2019 Guneet Monga’s documentary ‘Period. End of Sentence’ won the Oscar for the documentary Short Subject.

Jimmey Kimmel addresses The Slap:

Kimmel made several jokes about last year’s shocking moment when Will Smith attacked Chris Rock on stage for making a joke about his wife. “If any of you get mad at a joke and decide you want to go jiggy with it — it’s not going to be easy,” Kimmel promised, referring to the lyrics to one of Smith’s hit songs. Several movie superheroes were in the audience and were able to protect him, he noted. When the documentary portion arrived, Kimmel noted that it was in the same part of the night “where we had that little skirmish last year.” Hopefully it goes off without a hitch this time. Or at least without ‘Hitch,'” he said.

Lady Gaga no makeup performance:

Singer and recording artist Lady Gaga made a last-minute appearance on the champagne-colored Oscar carpet in dramatic makeup and a fabulous Versace dress from the designer’s recent collection. But when she appeared on stage to sing a powerful rendition of “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick,” the glamorous outfit was gone, replaced by a T-shirt and ripped jeans and a face with no makeup. up.

Mother-to-be Rihanna performs ‘Lift Me Up’ at Oscars 2023

Barbadian singer Rihanna, who is currently expecting her second child, will perform her Oscar-nominated song “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The superstar singer delivered a moving performance with a live orchestra and backing singers. The song ‘Lift Me Up’ was composed by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson while Tems and Ryan Coogler wrote the lyrics to the song. The song was written as a tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who passed away in August 2020 after battling colon cancer.

Ke Huy Quan Is Making A Comeback And How..

Ke Huy Quan, who had largely disappeared from Hollywood for more than two decades, was discouraged by the lack of camera work for Asian Americans. He returned in a big way, winning the supporting actor Oscar to cap off an inspiring comeback story. Quan accepted the trophy on Sunday night for his role in “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” making him just the second-ever Asian winner in the supporting actor category. He joined Haing S. Ngor for “The Killing Fields” in 1984. “The love of my life, my wife Echo,” he said, “telling me month after month, year after year for 20 years that one day, one day my time will come. Dreams are something you have to believe in. gave up mine. To all of you, please keep your dreams alive. ‘ Inspired by the success of the 2018 film ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, Quan returned to acting and auditioned for ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ which garnered a whopping 11 Oscar nominations. When Everything Everywhere was awarded best picture, Ke Huy Quan freaked out and hugged his former ‘Indiana Jones’ co-star Harrison Ford.

Michelle Yeoh is making history

Michelle Yeoh made history as the first Asian woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress. The Malaysian-born actor won the award for her versatile performance in the multiversal ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’. As a nominee, Yeoh was the first in the category to identify as Asian. Merle Oberon, who was nominated for “The Dark Angel” in 1935 but didn’t win, hid her South Asian heritage, according to birth records.

Meanwhile, other best moments at the 2023 Oscars also included Ruth E. Carter making history by becoming the first black woman to win two Oscars to make history. Earlier in 2018, Carter took her first historical statuette for Black Panther and also today won the award for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Brendan Fraser won the Best Actor Oscar for “The Whale,” a transformative role that saw him revive a once brilliant career. emotional Fraser, breathing heavily on stage Sunday night. “I want to thank you for this recognition.” Fraser was one of five nominees for the first time in the category, the first time since 1935. Fraser defeated Austin Butler of “Elvis,” Colin Farrell of “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Paul Mescal of “Aftersun” and Bill Nighy of “living”. in a giant bear costume. Banks’ film is based on a true story of a wild beast who overdosed on narcotics – and the Oscars bear pretended to make it clear to the audience that he craved cocaine. “You have to wait for the after party like everyone else,” she joked to her co-host. “The coke isn’t real. It’s visual effects, isn’t it?” is “a certified ass for emotional support, at least that’s what we told the airline,” Kimmel joked.

(With input from agencies)

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.