The 91st Academy Awards were recently held on 24th March and yet another Indian won an Oscar as a Co-Producer this year. This appearance has added yet another name to the list of famous Indians who have been at the Oscars. So let’s take a look at our favorites!
Stepping onto the Red Carpet In Style
Two years ago, Dev Patel made yet another appearance at the academy award as he was nominated for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his film Lion.
While most people bring a gorgeous date to the Oscars, Dev decided to class it up a bit as he brought his mother to the big stage. Glamorous as well as classy, Dev Patel is a nomination that has ceased to surprise us these days.
Quantico star on the big stage.
At the Oscars 2016, Mad Max : Fury Road had won the Best Film Editing category surpassing all its competitors.
Priyanka Chopra, who has recently Married Nick Jonas now, then made an appearance on the stage to present this award as the Quantico starring actress has become a rather well known face in the streets of Hollywood these days
Gandhi the movie and its Quintessential Legacy.
Gandhi is essentially the movie that put India on the map for all the people out there in the Oscar committee with various nominations such as –
Late Pandit Ravi Shankar, the famous Indian Musician was nominated for his brilliant Music Scoring for the movie back in 1983. The Sitar Maestro was one of his kind and the world shall probably never have a Sitarist as talented as him again
The film Gandhi was a gigantic success at the 1983 Oscar awards as the movie received 5 nominations and won awards that night including Best Actor as well as Best Picture. This movie is the only movie of an Indian Origin to ever win Best Picture at the Oscars
Bhanu Athaiya Became the first Indian to ever win an Oscar in 1983 when the movie Gandhi won yet another Oscar for Best Costume Design and this award brought home a legacy and a beacon of hope that signaled towards a bright future
Lagaan at the Oscars
In 2002, Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Lagaan was nominated for the Best Foreign Film at the Oscars. This moment was huge for Indians around the globe as the undying efforts of Indians in the field of Cinema were finally getting the credit they deserved
Slumdog Millionaire is one movie that has made the biggest impact at the Oscars and is loved by so many people worldwide.
A.R Rahmans two Oscars are probably the most iconic picture that every Indian has engraved in their Head. Back in 2009, A.R Rahman was awarded two Oscars for Best Original Song and Best Original Score for his countless efforts in the movie Slumdog Millionaire. He was again nominated for the Original song ‘O Saya’ in 2011 for the movie 127 hours.
Gulzar is also a known face among Indian music lovers who received an Oscar for his contributions in the song ‘Jai Ho’ for Slumdog Millionaire.
Resul Pookutty was yet another figure at the Oscars 2009 who received an Oscar for Best Sound Mixing in the movie Slumdog Millionaire.
Mother of all Oscar Nominations
Mehboob Khan’s Mother India was nominated for the Oscars in the year 1958! Way before Athaiya had won the first ever Oscar this thing of beauty had been nominated for the Best Foreign Film category but sadly did not take home the Oscar.
Nevertheless, the fact that a filmmaker was recognized for his efforts in a year as early as 1958 shows just how rich the history of Indian Cinema is
Satyajit Ray getting an honorary Oscar
Legendary Filmmaker Satyajit Ray being recognized for his contributions in the field of cinema in 1992 was probably the biggest thing to ever happen at the Oscars as this was a decision that changed the outlook towards Indian Cinema forever.
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