The Oscars have included five Indian movies on their longlist, which indicates that they will now be up for consideration and will be voted on by the Academy.
Five Indian films may be headed to the Oscars this year under significant categories, including Best Picture and Best Actor. The news comes just a few weeks after the Gujarati flick Chhello Show was nominated for Best International Film.
While presence on the qualification list does not guarantee a nomination, films like Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi have a good chance. The Kashmir Files by Vivek Agnihotri and Kantara by Rishab Shetty have both been nominated for Academy Awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a list of 301 feature films that will now be voted on by Oscar members and may be nominated. According to estimates, 9,579 eligible voters will cast their ballots by January 17. On January 24, the nominees will be released.
“Exciting news: The Kashmir Files has been named to The Academy’s initial list of Oscar contenders for 2023. It is one of five Indian films. I wish them all the best. “A fantastic year for Indian cinema,” Agnihotri tweeted.
He mentioned that Pallavi Joshi, Mithun Chakraborty, Darshan Kumaar, and Anupam Kher had all been nominated for best actor. In addition, the film grossed over 200 crores at the box office.
“Thank you to the Golden Globes jury for nominating RRR in two categories. Congratulations to everyone on the team… Thank you to everyone in the audience and fans for your unending love and support “SS Rajamouli, whose blockbuster Telugu epic action drama flick is also on the list, tweeted about it.
Meanwhile, the Kannada film Kantara has qualified for the Best Picture and Actor Oscars. Rishab Shetty wrote and directed the film, which grossed 400 crores at the cinema office globally last year.
“We are thrilled to announce that ‘Kantara’ has gotten two Oscar nominations!” Thank you so much to everyone who has helped us. We are excited to embark on this journey with your help. “Can’t wait to watch it sparkle at the Oscars,” he wrote on Twitter.
Pan Nalin’s Gujarati film ‘Chhello Show‘ was announced as India’s official Oscar entry for 2023.