Oscars 2023 highlights: Jr NTR, Ram Charan share a tight hug after win, Shah Rukh Khan congratulates winners

Updated on Mar 14, 2023 01:13 PM IST

Oscars 2023 highlights: RRR's Naatu Naatu wins Best Original Song, Guneet Monga's The Elephant Whisperers wins Best Documentary Short in clearly India's best year at the Oscars.

Oscars 2023 live updates: Ram Charan and Jr NTR share a hug.
Oscars 2023 live updates: Ram Charan and Jr NTR share a hug.

Oscars 2023: In what will be known as the best year for Indian representation at the Academy Awards, Guneet Monga's The Elephant Whisperers won Best Documentary Short and RRR song Naatu Naatu won Best Original Song. Here's all that's happened during and after the ceremony:

Follow all the updates here:

  • Mar 13, 2023 02:50 PM IST

    SRK congratulates winners

    “Big hug to @guneetm & @EarthSpectrum for Elephant Whisperers. And @mmkeeravaani #ChandraBose ji @ssrajamouli @AlwaysRamCharan @tarak9999 thank u for showing us all, the way to do it. Both Oscars truly inspirational,” Shah Rukh Khan wrote.

  • Mar 13, 2023 02:42 PM IST

    Upasana Konidela shares video

    Upasana Konidela has shared a video of SS Rajamouli hugging his family.
    Upasana Konidela has shared a video of SS Rajamouli hugging his family.

    Upasana Konidela has shared videos of Ram Chara and Jr NTR sharing hugs after the win and SS Rajamouli hugging his wife and sister-in-law on the floor.

  • Mar 13, 2023 02:16 PM IST

    Rajamouli and RRR Team sat in the last row during Oscars ceremony

    RRR director SS Rajamouli and his team sat way back in the nosebleeds for the Oscars ceremony. Fans are asking why they could not get better seats. Check out full story here.

  • Mar 13, 2023 02:15 PM IST

    Vivek Agnihotri congratulates winners

    The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri congratulated team RRR and The Elephant Whisperers after their historic win at Oscars 2023. However, social media users reminded him about his film's ‘nomination.’ Check out full story here.

  • Mar 13, 2023 01:20 PM IST

    Deepika shows her new look from afterparty

    Deepika Padukone dressed up in a feathery pink dress for the Vanity Fair afterparty.

  • Mar 13, 2023 01:07 PM IST

    Lady Gaga got up from her seat for Naatu Naatu

    Fans are calling Lady Gaga a gracious loser after she got up from her seat and applauded RRR team for their Naatu Naatu win. She was nominated in the Best Original Song category too, for her Top Gun: Maverick song Hold My Hand.

  • Mar 13, 2023 12:22 PM IST

    Jr NTR congratulates Elephant Whisperers team

    “I cannot find the words to express my elation right now. This is not just a win for RRR but for India as a country. I believe this is just the beginning. Showing us how far Indian cinema can go. Congratulations to Keeravaani garu and Chandrabose garu. Of course none of this would have been possible without a master storyteller called Rajamouli and the audiences who showered us with all the love. I would also like to congratulate the team of ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ on their win today bringing another Oscar to India," said Jr NTR.

  • Mar 13, 2023 12:12 PM IST

    Sidharth Malhotra shares post on Twitter

    Sidharth Malhotra tweeted, “A truly historic sight to wake up to! Congratulations to the teams of #ElephantWhisperers and #NaatuNaatu for grabbing the win at The Academy Awards for Best Documentary Short Film and Best Original Song respectively."

  • Mar 13, 2023 12:03 PM IST

    Ram Charan pens note after RRR's win at Oscars

    Ram Charan, taking to Twitter, shared a long note and also posted a video of the RRR team accepting the award at the Oscars. He captioned the post, "We have won!! We have won as Indian Cinema!! We won as a country!! The Oscar Award is coming home!"

  • Mar 13, 2023 11:46 AM IST

    Rajinikanth congratulates RRR team

    Rajinikanth took to Twitter and congratulated the RRR team. He wrote, “My hearty congratulations to Shri Keeravani, Shri Rajamouli and Shri Kartiki Gonsalves for getting the prestigious Oscar Award. I salute to the proud Indians."

  • Mar 13, 2023 11:31 AM IST

    Sanjay Dutt tweets

    "A moment of great pride & happiness for Indian Cinema as it celebrates its success at #Oscars. Heartfelt congratulations to the crew of "The Elephant Whisperers" for clinching the Best Documentary Short Film award & the team behind "Naatu Naatu" for the Best Original Song award," wrote Sanjay Dutt.

  • Mar 13, 2023 10:50 AM IST

    Guneet Monga's statement

    “This is an incredibly powerful and historical moment. We as two women from India, stood on that global stage making this historical win. I’m so proud of this film, this moment and proud of my amazing team at Sikhya Entertainment, that an independent production house from India has made the history to be the first ever Indian film by an Indian production to win an Oscar. My heart is racing with all the joy, love, excitement in the moment. I’m so grateful to Kartiki, the wonderful visionary that she is. Netflix gave us the biggest stage in the world and supported us n believed in us all the way. Today I can say, the future for Indian cinema is audacious, the future is here and not to forget the future is truly female," said Guneet Monga after the win.

  • Mar 13, 2023 10:49 AM IST

    Abhishek Bachchan wishes winners

    “Congratulations to the teams of RRR for Naatu Naatu and The Elephant Whisperers on their well-deserved Oscar wins! Your have not only brought home laurels but also shown the world our craft. You have made all of us so proud,” wrote Abhishek Bachchan in a tweet.

  • Mar 13, 2023 10:29 AM IST

    Hrithik Roshan is proud

    "Such a historic, proud & happy moment for Indian Cinema at #Oscars95 ! Many congratulations to the team of Best Documentary Short Film #TheElephantWhisperers & Team RRR for Best Original Song #NaatuNaatu !! More power to you all," tweeted Hrithik Roshan.

  • Mar 13, 2023 09:56 AM IST

    PM Modi praises RRR win

    “Exceptional! The popularity of ‘Naatu Naatu’ is global. It will be a song that will be remembered for years to come. Congratulations to @mmkeeravaani @boselyricist and the entire team for this prestigious honour. India is elated and proud. #Oscars,” wrote PM Modi.

  • Mar 13, 2023 09:45 AM IST

    Twitter reacts as Jimmy Kimmel calls RRR a ‘Bollywood movie’

    Jimmy Kimmel called RRR a 'Bollywood movie' at the Oscars. Here's how the internet has reacted. Read full story here.

  • Mar 13, 2023 09:34 AM IST

    Kangana Ranaut praises Deepika 

    “How beautiful @deepikapadukone looks, not easy to stand there holding entire nation together, carrying its image, reputation on those delicate shoulders and speaking so graciously and confidently. Deepika stands tall as a testimony to the fact that Indian women are the best,” Kangana wrote in a tweet.

  • Mar 13, 2023 09:24 AM IST

    Check out full list of winners

    Oscars 2023 full list of winners: From RRR to Everything Everywhere All At Once. Full story here.

  • Mar 13, 2023 09:23 AM IST

    Chiranjeevi praises the team

    "Oscars would have still been a dream for India but for One Man’s vision, courage & conviction SS Rajamouli," says Actor Chiranjeevi as 'RRR' wins #Oscar award.

  • Mar 13, 2023 09:07 AM IST

    Best Picture goes to Everything Everywhere All At Once

    Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang lifted the year's final award, Best Picture for Everthing Everywhere All At Once.

  • Mar 13, 2023 08:57 AM IST

    Best Actress goes to Michelle Yeoh

    Michell Yeoh won the Best Actress award for Everything Everywhere All At Once. “Ladies, never let anyone tell you you are past your prime,” she said in her speech.

  • Mar 13, 2023 08:53 AM IST

    Best Actor goes to Brendan Fraser

    Brendon Fraser wins his first Oscar for The Whale. He broke into tears on stage.

  • Mar 13, 2023 08:42 AM IST

    Best Director goes to Everything Everywhere All At Once

    Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert win Best Director for Everything Everywhere All At Once.

  • Mar 13, 2023 08:39 AM IST

    Best Editing goes to Everything Everywhere All At Once

    Paul Rogers wins Best Editing award for Everything Everywhere All At Once.

  • Mar 13, 2023 08:37 AM IST

    RRR at Oscars: Keeravani's winning speech

    Check out the winning speech of MM Keeravani after the win.

  • Mar 13, 2023 08:33 AM IST

    Lenny Kravitz performs for In Memoriam segment

    The In Memoriam segment remembered stars like Angela Lansbury, Robbie Coltrane, Vangelis and Raquel Welch.

  • Mar 13, 2023 08:26 AM IST

    Naatu Naatu wins Best Original Song

    Naatu Naatu wins Best Original Song

  • Mar 13, 2023 08:25 AM IST

    Best Sound

    Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor win Best Sound for Top Gun: Maverick.

  • Mar 13, 2023 08:14 AM IST

    Best Adapted Screenplay

    Sarah Polley wins Best Adapted Screenplay for Women Talking.

  • Mar 13, 2023 08:11 AM IST

    Oscars 2023: Best Original Screenplay

    Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert win Best Original Screenplay for Everything Everywhere All At Once wins.

  • Mar 13, 2023 07:55 AM IST

    Avatar: The Way of Water wins Best Visual Effects

    Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett win Best Visual Effects award for Avatar: The Way of Water.

  • Mar 13, 2023 07:50 AM IST

    Guneet Monga reacts to her win

    “Tonight is historic as this is the first ever Oscar for an Indian production. India’s Glory with 2 women. Thank you Mom Dad Guruji Shukrana. To my Co-Producer Achin Jain, Team Sikhya, Netlflix, Aloke, Sarafina, WME Bash Sanjana. My lovely Husband Sunny. Happy 3 months anniversary baby! Kartiki for bringing & weaving this story. To all the women watching…. The future is audacious and the future is here. Let’s go! Jai hind," Guneet wrote in her post on social media.

  • Mar 13, 2023 07:43 AM IST

    Academy Awards 2023: Best Original Score

    Volker Bertelmann wins Best Original Score award for All Quiet On The Western Front.

  • Mar 13, 2023 07:39 AM IST

    Best Production Design

    All Quiet on the Western Front wins Best Production Design.

  • Mar 13, 2023 07:31 AM IST

    Lady Gaga performs on stage

    After saying that she won't, Lady Gaga performed on stage her song Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick.

  • Mar 13, 2023 07:25 AM IST

    Best Animated Short Film

    The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse wins Best Animated Short Film. 

  • Mar 13, 2023 07:21 AM IST

    Best Documentary Short

    India's The Elephant Whisperers wins Best Documentary Short. Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga took the trophies home.

  • Mar 13, 2023 07:13 AM IST

    All Quiet on the Western Front wins Best Int. Feature

    German film All Quiet on the Western Front won Best International Feature Film.

  • Mar 13, 2023 07:06 AM IST

    Naatu Naatu performed on stage

    A sleepy audience was brought back alive with the performance to Naatu Naatu. Deepika Padukone introduced the song to the audience and called it a ‘banger’.

  • Mar 13, 2023 06:59 AM IST

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever wins Best Costumes

    Ruth Carter won Best Costume for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. She won for Black Panther as well.

  • Mar 13, 2023 06:48 AM IST

    Oscars 2023: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

    Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Annemarie Bradley win Best Makeup and Hairstyling for The Whale.

  • Mar 13, 2023 06:36 AM IST

    James Friends wins Best Cinematography

    James Friends wins Best Cinematography for All Quiet On The Western Front. “It's not my birthday, but it feels like one," he said in his winning speech.

  • Mar 13, 2023 06:27 AM IST

    Best Live Action Short Film

    An Irish Goodbye wins Best Live Action Short Film.

  • Mar 13, 2023 06:22 AM IST

    Best Documentary Feature

    India's All That Breathes could not win the Best Documentary Feature. It went to Navany.

  • Mar 13, 2023 06:07 AM IST

    Jamie Lee Curtis wins Best Supporting Actress

    Jamie Lee Curtis won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once. 

  • Mar 13, 2023 06:01 AM IST

    Ke Huy Quan wins Best Supporting Actor 

    Ke Huy Quan wins Best Supporting Actor for Everything Everywhere All At Once. “Mom, I just won an Oscar,” he said in his speech.

  • Mar 12, 2023 09:57 PM IST

    Lauren Gottlieb will be dancing to Naatu Naatu at Oscars

    Lauren Gottlieb will dance to Ram Charan and Jr NTR's song Naatu Naatu at Oscars 2023. The American actor-dancer said 'the odds of Naatu Naatu winning' Best Original Song are huge. Read full story here.

  • Mar 12, 2023 09:17 PM IST

    The carpet is not red but champagne-colored this time

    Preparations are on for Oscars. (Reuters)
    Preparations are on for Oscars. (Reuters)

    A champagne colored carpeted stairway leads guests into the Dolby Theatre as preparations continue for the 95th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. 

  • Mar 12, 2023 08:52 PM IST

    AR Rahman says ‘I want Naatu Naatu to win’

    AR Rahman shared his thoughts about RRR song Naatu Naatu ahead of the Oscars 2023. Read full story here.

  • Mar 12, 2023 08:14 PM IST

    Here are some most unforgettable Oscar controversies 

    From La La Land being announced as a wrong winner of the Best Picture award to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock last year, here are some of the unforgettable controversies that were created on Oscars stage. Read full story here.

  • Mar 12, 2023 07:36 PM IST

    Jacqueline attends pre-Oscars dinner party with Tell it like a Woman team

    Jacqueline Fernandez is in the US.
    Jacqueline Fernandez is in the US.

    Jacqueline Fernandez attended a dinner party with her Tell It Like a Woman team, ahead of the 95th Academy Awards. She wore a glamorous pantsuit to the event. Read full story here. 

  • Mar 12, 2023 07:08 PM IST

    Oscars 2023: Where to watch the ceremony

    The prestigious award function will be telecasted in India on March 13 early morning. Read full story here. 


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