In this Jan 15, 2023 photo, Indian film composer M M Keeravani poses in the press room with the award for Best Song for "Naatu Naatu" from "RRR" during the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The blockbuster's catchy musical number, Naatu Naatu, has been nominated for the Best Original Song at the 2023 Academy Awards. (PHOTO / AFP)
NEW DELHI – Indian blockbuster RRR's catchy musical number, Naatu Naatu, has been nominated for the Best Original Song at the 2023 Academy Awards.
The song from the Telugu action film, which won the Golden Globe award earlier this month in the original song category, will compete against four other nominated songs.
The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday evening
The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday evening.
"We created history! Proud and privileged to share that Naatu Naatu has been nominated for Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards," announced RRR on social media.
RRR, which stands for Rise, Roar, Revolt, is an action thriller about two revolutionaries who fight against British rule in India. The film is written and directed by S S Rajamouli.
Two Indian documentaries were also nominated.
The 95th Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles, United States, on March 12.
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