Oscars 2023 HIGHLIGHTS: RRR’s Naatu Naatu, The Elephant Whisperers’ wins make India PROUD 

Workers move an Oscar statue during preparations for Sunday’s 95th Academy Awards, Saturday, March 11, 2023, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Workers move an Oscar statue during preparations for Sunday’s 95th Academy Awards, Saturday, March 11, 2023, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The 2023 Oscars had some exciting highlights, including the historic win of the RRR song “Naatu Naatu” in the Best Original Song category. The live performance of the song also received a standing ovation. Additionally, the Indian documentary short film ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ won the award for Best Documentary Short Film. To catch all the highlights, be sure to check out the coverage of the Oscars.

The 95th Academy Awards, which recognizes the best talents in the cinema world, has taken place. The RRR team, including Ram Charan, Jr NTR, SS Rajamouli, and Keeravani, won the award for their song ‘Naatu Naatu,’ creating history. Guneet Monga’s ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ also made India proud by winning the award for Best Documentary Short Film. However, Shaunak Sen’s ‘All That Breathes’ lost to Navalny. 

Jimmy Kimmel returned as the host after two years without one, having previously hosted the show in 2017 and 2018. The awards ceremony took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, and was another significant milestone in the academy’s history. For all the highlights from the event, be sure to check out the coverage.

Best Picture 

All Quiet on the Western Front 

Malte Grunert, Producer 

Avatar: The Way of Water 
James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers 

The Banshees of Inisherin 
Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers 

Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss, Producers 

Everything Everywhere All at Once-WINNER 
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang, Producers 

The Fabelmans 
Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner, Producers 

Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert, Producers 

Top Gun: Maverick 
Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer, Producers 

Triangle of Sadness 
Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, Producers 

Women Talking 
Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Frances McDormand, Producers 

Best Actor in a Leading Role 

Austin Butler in Elvis 

Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin 

Brendan Fraser in The Whale- WINNER 

Paul Mescal in Aftersun 

Bill Nighy in Living 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role 

Brendan Gleeson in The Banshees of Inisherin 

Brian Tyree Henry in Causeway 

Judd Hirsch in The Fabelmans 

Barry Keoghan in The Banshees of Inisherin 

Ke Huy Quan in Everything Everywhere All at Once- WINNER 

Best Actress in a Leading Role 

Cate Blanchett in Tár 

Ana de Armas in Blonde 

Andrea Riseborough in To Leslie 

Michelle Williams in The Fabelmans 

Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once – WINNER 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role 

Angela Bassett in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 

Hong Chau in The Whale 

Kerry Condon in The Banshees of Inisherin 

Jamie Lee Curtis in Everything Everywhere All at Once- WINNER 

Stephanie Hsu in Everything Everywhere All at Once 

Best Animated Feature Film 

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio- WINNER 
Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley 

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On 
Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan and Paul Mezey 

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish 
Joel Crawford and Mark Swift 

The Sea Beast 
Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger 

Turning Red 
Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins 

Best Cinematography 

All Quiet on the Western Front 
James Friend- WINNER 

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths 
Darius Khondji 

Mandy Walker 

Empire of Light 
Roger Deakins 

Florian Hoffmeister 

Best Costume Design 

Mary Zophres 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 
Ruth Carter- WINNER 

Catherine Martin 

Everything Everywhere All at Once 
Shirley Kurata 

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris 
Jenny Beavan 

Best Directing 

Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin 

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once- WINNER 

Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans 

Todd Field, Tár 

Ruben Östlund, Triangle of Sadness 

Best Documentary Feature Film 

All That Breathes 
Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann and Teddy Leifer 

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed 
Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin and Yoni Golijov 

Fire of Love 
Sara Dosa, Shane Boris and Ina Fichman 

A House Made of Splinters 
Simon Lereng Wilmont and Monica Hellström 

Navalny- WINNER 
Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller and Shane Boris 

Best Documentary Short Film 

The Elephant Whisperers- WINNER 
Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga 

Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev 

How Do You Measure a Year? 
Jay Rosenblatt 

The Martha Mitchell Effect 
Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison 

Stranger at the Gate 
Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones 

Best Film Editing 

The Banshees of Inisherin 
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen 

Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond 

Everything Everywhere All at Once- WINNER 
Paul Rogers 

Monika Willi 

Top Gun: Maverick 
Eddie Hamilton 

Best International Feature Film 

All Quiet on the Western Front- WINNER 

Argentina, 1985 



The Quiet Girl 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling 

All Quiet on the Western Front 
Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerová 

The Batman 
Naomi Donne, Mike Marino and Mike Fontaine 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 
Camille Friend and Joel Harlow 

Mark Coulier, Jason Baird and Aldo Signoretti 

The Whale- WINNER 
Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Annemarie Bradley 

Best Music (Original Score) 

All Quiet on the Western Front- WINNER 
Volker Bertelmann 

Justin Hurwitz 

The Banshees of Inisherin 
Carter Burwell 

Everything Everywhere All at Once 
Son Lux 

The Fabelmans 
John Williams 

Best Music (Original Song) 

“Applause” from Tell It like a Woman 
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren 

“Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick 
Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and BloodPop 

“Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 
Music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson; Lyric by Tems and Ryan Coogler 

“Naatu Naatu” from RRR 
Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose – WINNER 

“This Is A Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once 
Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; Lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne 

Best Production Design 

All Quiet on the Western Front 
Production Design: Christian M. Goldbeck; Set Decoration: Ernestine Hipper 

Avatar: The Way of Water 
Production Design: Dylan Cole and Ben Procter; Set Decoration: Vanessa Cole 

Production Design: Florencia Martin; Set Decoration: Anthony Carlino 

Production Design: Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy; Set Decoration: Bev Dunn 

The Fabelmans 
Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara 

Best Animated Short Film 

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse- WINNER 
Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud 

The Flying Sailor 
Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby 

Ice Merchants

João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano 

My Year of Dicks 
Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon 

An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It 
Lachlan Pendragon 

Best Live Action Short Film 

An Irish Goodbye- WINNER 
Tom Berkeley and Ross White 

Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan 

Le Pupille 
Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón 

Night Ride 
Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen 

The Red Suitcase 
Cyrus Neshvad 

Best Sound 

All Quiet on the Western Front 
Viktor Prášil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel and Stefan Korte 

Avatar: The Way of Water 
Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers and Michael Hedges 

The Batman 
Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray and Andy Nelson 

David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson and Michael Keller 

Top Gun: Maverick- WINNER 
Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor 

Best Visual Effects 

All Quiet on the Western Front 
Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank and Kamil Jafar 

Avatar: The Way of Water- WINNER 
Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett 

The Batman 
Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands and Dominic Tuohy 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 
Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick 

Top Gun: Maverick 
Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson and Scott R. Fisher 

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) 

All Quiet on the Western Front 
Screenplay by Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell 

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery 
Written by Rian Johnson 

Written by Kazuo Ishiguro 

Top Gun: Maverick 
Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie; Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks 

Women Talking- WINNER 
Screenplay by Sarah Polley 

Best Writing (Original Screenplay) 

The Banshees of Inisherin 
Written by Martin McDonagh 

Everything Everywhere All at Once- WINNER 
Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert 

The Fabelmans 
Written by Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner 

Written by Todd Field 

Triangle of Sadness 
Written by Ruben Östlund 

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