There is a lot of discussion in the country these days about Oscar Awards. Not because these world-renowned awards are to be distributed on March 12, 2023. This happens every year, what is new in this? What is new is that this year nine Indian films have found a place in the reminder list of Oscars. For the first time such a number of Indian films have been shortlisted. Even more important and special thing is that SS Rajamouli’s film ‘RRR’ is looking a bit high in the Oscar race this time. Hoping to win the award.
Not only has its song ‘Naatu Naatu’ won the prestigious Golden Globe Award, but ‘RRR’ was also in the final race for the Golden Globe Award for Best Movie and is trailing by a narrow margin. Expectations are also high because the film that wins the award in any category of the Golden Globe is considered a serious player in the Oscar race. So will the drought that has been going on in ‘Oscar’ for 95 years end this time? Will ‘RRR’ succeed in doing ‘Bohni’ in America this time in March when the wheat crop is being harvested in the country?
‘Natu-Natu’ raised hopes
Let us tell you that to win an Oscar, it is an important element for the film to be good, it is also necessary for the film to be in the discussion because a good marketing strategy is very important to win the Oscar. By winning the Golden Globe half of its marketing was done automatically. The box office figures have already given the testimony of the movie being good. Above all, the victory of ‘Natu-Natu’ is icing on the cake.
Another film which can prove to be a dark horse is ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Alia Bhatt’s film has all the necessary elements to charm the jury. Other shortlisted films include Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’, Rishabh Shetty’s classic and iconic movie ‘Kantara’, R Madhavan’s ‘Rokerty The Nambi Effect’, ‘Vikrantha Rona’, ‘Main Vasanth Rao’, ‘Tujhi Saathi’ and ‘Iravin Nijhal’ is included. This list is not complete without ‘Chello Show’, it is India’s official entry film.
oscars results march 12
Undoubtedly, the result of the main exam will come only on March 12, which will decide whether the uproar in the hearts of Indian cine lovers will really reach its happy ending? Will she be able to jump really high? And will the 95th year of Oscars really end India’s Oscar award drought? But before that the result of ‘Preliminary Examination’ will be available on January 24. On this day the names of the films to be nominated for the Oscars will be revealed. Do you know what is this reminder list and what is achieved by being nominated?
A total of 301 films from around the world are included in the reminder list, in which these nine films are from India. Films will be nominated from this list and these films will be included in the final race of Oscar. Five films are selected for each category in the final list of Oscars. Only the films included in this list are called as nominated films. Jury members actually watch and vote on these films. Only their voting decides which film is going to win the ‘Academy Award’ of which category.
So far only 3 films reached the final-5
There are only three films from India that have been able to find a place in the prestigious list of the last five. These include Mehboob Khan’s ‘Mother India’ starring Nargis Dutt, which was out of the Oscar race by just one vote. The second was Mira Nair’s ‘Salaam Bombay’ and the third was Aamir Khan’s ‘Lagaan’. Indian cine lovers can take heart from the fact that three films with an Indian connection have won the Academy Award. These films are ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘Life of Pi’ and ‘Gandhi’. The Indians who have received the Oscar award so far include Bhanu Athaiya, Resul Pookutty, Gulzar and AR Rahman. Rahman later got the nomination twice.
understand the oscar award
Oscar is fine, nomination is also understood, but what are these Academy Awards and what do they have to do with Oscars. Actually, Academy Award and Oscar are the same thing. America’s Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences gives these awards every year to the creators associated with films, which are called ‘Oscars’. These creators include directors, artists, writers and technicians. The first Academy Award ceremony was held on 16 May 1929. Oscar is actually the name of the trophy that is given to award winning films or creators. Although it is not clear where the name ‘Oscar’ came from, a biography of Bette Davis claims that the name Oscar was named after her husband Herman Oscar Nelson. Let us tell you that different people have different claims and counter-claims about this.
However, as Shakespeare said, what’s in a name? Give any name to rose, it will remain rose, the king of flowers. Yes, the special thing is that even though the Oscar statue remains in the ownership of the recipient, but the winner or his successor does not have the right to sell it. If he still insists on selling it, then he can sell it to the academy only, in return he will get only one US dollar for this expensive 24 carat gold plated trophy.
It is true that the cost of the trophy is not special, but the fee of the one who gets the Oscar award increases by 70 percent. By the way, it has also been a custom that only those films have been getting Oscars, which have been rocking at the box office as well. As an exception, low-grossing films have got Oscars. Look at ‘RRR’ only. Anyway, good luck to all the shortlisted films including SS Rajamouli and ‘RRR’.
about bloggerShakeel KhanFilm and art critic
He is a film and art critic and a freelance journalist. Is the writer and director. Wrote a feature film. Has written and directed several documentaries and telefilms including a serial.