Oscars 2023: The Chhelo Show is India’s first nominee in over 20 years, beating RRR in the International Feature Film category

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India at Oscars 2023: Chhelo Show, a Gujarati film also known as Last Film Show in English, has been nominated in the Best International Film category at the Oscars. The film has beaten SS Rajamouli’s RRR, which was also expected to make it to the list. This is the first time in more than 20 years that an Indian film has made it to the category. The film, directed by Paan Nalin, is a coming-of-age drama starring Bhavin Rabari, Bhavesh Shrimali, Richa Meena, Deepen Rawal and Paresh Mehta. Sadly, child actor Rahul Koli passed away due to cancer in October.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the shortlists for 10 categories for the 95th Oscars, including documentary feature, international film, make-up and hairstyling, score, original song, sound, visual effects and shorts.

Sharing details about the nominations, the Oscars website wrote, “15 films will advance to the next round of voting in the International Feature Film category for the 95th Academy Awards. Films from 92 countries and territories were eligible in the category. Academy members are all Branches were invited to participate in the preliminary round of voting and must meet a minimum viewing requirement to be eligible to vote in the category. In the nomination round, Academy members from all branches were invited to participate. is done and everyone should watch the 15 shortlisted films to vote.”

See the nominations for the Best International Film category here:

Argentina, Argentina, 1985

austria, corset
belgium close
Cambodia, return to Seoul
Denmark, the sacred spider
France, Saint Omer
Germany, all quiet on the Western Front
india last movie show
Ireland, The Quiet Girl
Mexico, the Bardo, a false chronicle of a handful of truths
Morocco, The Blue Kaftan
Pakistan, Joyland
Poland, EO
South Korea, decided to leave
Sweden, Cairo Conspiracy

RRR, directed by SS Rajamouli, received a nomination in Music (Original Song). The song Natu Natu made it to the list. Sharing the details, the Academy wrote, “15 songs will advance in the Original Song category for the 95th Academy Awards. 81 songs were eligible in the category.”

Check out the nominations for the Music (Original Song) category here:

“Time” from Amsterdam
“Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength)” from Avatar: The Way of Water
“Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
“It’s a Life” (Everything at Once)
“Ciao Papa” from Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
“Till You’re Home” from A Man Called Otto
“Naatu Naatu” from RRR
“My Mind and Me” from Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me
“Good Afternoon” from Spirited
“Applause” from Tell It Like a Woman
“Stand Up” from Till
“Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick
“Dust and Ash” from The Voice of Dust and Ash
“Carolina” from where the Crawdads sing
“New Body Rumba” by White Noise

RRR may still get nominations in other categories which are yet to be announced.

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