If there’s one Oscars 2023 class that was music to everybody’s ears, it was greatest authentic track. “Naatu Naatu,” from the film RRR, by M.M. Keeravani and Chandrabose, scooped up the Academy Award Sunday night time.
“Naatu Naatu” continued its near-sweep of awards season after topping the class at this 12 months’s Golden Globes and Critics’ Selection Awards, and was the primary track from an Indian film to be ever nominated for an Oscar. Written in Telugu, the track’s title interprets to “Dance Dance”—and the energetic, dance-filled clip has gone viral with audiences, with over 65 million views on YouTube. On the Oscars, actors Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava carried out the quantity and acquired a standing ovation from the fired-up crowd within the Dolby Theatre.
“I grew up listening to the Carpenters, and now right here I’m with the Oscars,” Keeravani stated in his acceptance speech, earlier than carried out a little bit of an authentic track he’d put collectively for the event: ”There was just one want on my thoughts … RRR has to win, pleasure of each Indian, and should put me on the highest of the world.”
The unique track class was plagued by acquainted and chart-topping names this 12 months: Different nominees included “Applause,” by Diane Warren from Inform It Like a Girl; “Maintain My Hand,” by Girl Gaga and BloodPop from High Gun: Maverick; “This Is a Life” by Mitski, David Byrne, and Ryan Lott from Every part In every single place All At As soon as; and “Carry Me Up” by Rihanna, Tems, Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Göransson from Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually.
Watch all the performances for Finest Authentic Tune, together with “Naatu Naatu,” from the Oscars 2023 ceremony.