Hello Film lovers Ever since ‘Naatu Naatu‘ song from ‘RRR’ won Oscar for Best original song everyone wants to know who got first Oscar award in India? Is it ‘RRR’ movie or something else? I will definitely clear you doubt and on the occasion of the 95th Academy Awards, we will also see some interesting facts about Oscar award that not everyone knows.
Who got first Oscar Award in India
Bhanu Athaiya won the first Oscar award in India. In 1983 at 55th academy awards she won this award for best costume design for the film ‘Gandhi’. After that lot of Indian films nominated and won the Oscar awards.
Oscar Award winners in India
1.In 1983 Bhanu Athaiya for Best Costume Design in the film ‘Gandhi’.
2.In 1992 Satyajit Ray in Honorary award category for his extraordinary talent and contribution in cinema. Apart from Oscar Satyajit Ray have won Dada Saheb Phalke and Bharat Ratna awards.
3.In 2009 3 people won the Oscar Award for the same film called ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. Resul Pookutty won it in the best sound mixing category, Gulzar for Best Original Song and A R Rahman for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.
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Interesting facts about Oscar
1.Most Oscars Ever
Walt Disney is the one who has triumphed at the Oscars more often than anyone else in history. America’s most famous filmmaker has won an astounding 26 Oscars, including four Honorary Awards, and he also holds the record for the most nominations in history.
2.When was the first ceremony held
The first Star-studded Academy Awards, hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and moderated by AMPAS President Douglas Fairbanks, honored the best films from August 1, 1927, to July 31, 1928, and took place on May 16, 1929, at a private dinner at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
3.Why the name Oscar
Bette Davis claimed that the name derives from her observation that the back of the statuette resembled that of her husband Harmon Oscar Nelson.
4.Price of one Oscar
The actual production of award costs over $400, but the winners cannot sell it in the open market. It is valued at just $1.It stipulates that resale is only possible if it is first offered to the Academy for $1
5.Oscar trophy were Stolen
In 2000, the Oscar statues were stolen from their van. The statues were later found in the trash by a scrap dealer. Since then, the Academy has had an extra set made and stored safely in a safe – just in case.
6.Will Smith Oscar controvercy
In 2022 Oscar award will smith slapped the comedian Chris Rock. Chris Rock made a joke about smith’s wife which made her upset, so smith went to stage and slapped Chris. Later while receiving award Will Smith was seen crying.
7.Inspiration Behind The Oscar Statue design
The concept, conceived by MGM’s art director Cedric Gibbons, originally featured a knight above a reel of film to represent a “crusader” of the industry. Although it has been simplified over the years to show the golden man we know today, the sword has remained.
8.Oldest Ever to win
The oldest Oscar winner to date was Anthony Hopkins, who at 83 received the award for Best Leading Actor for The Father (2020). That day Anthony Hopkins proved that age is just a number.
9.Youngest Ever to win
Tatum O’Neal, age 10, was the youngest Oscar winner ever in 1973 for a film Paper moon opposite her father.
10.Shortest Performance to win Oscar ever
The shortest performance for which an acting Oscar was ever awarded was by Beatrice Straight. She was on screen for only 5 minutes and 2 seconds in Network in 1976.