The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has come out with a list of 301 feature films eligible for Oscars with Indian films RRR, Gangubai Kathiawadi, The Kashmir Files and Kantara making the cut. The reminder list includes movies that can officially compete in various categories but merely featuring in the list does not guarantee that the film will advance in the final nominations of the Academy Awards, to be announced on January 24. RRR: JJ Abrams Introduces SS Rajamouli to Audience in Theatre As They Get Ready To View His Epic Drama Film.
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The Kashmir Files, Kantara, RRR, Gangubai Kathiawadi and Chhello Show (Last Film Show) qualify to be eligible for nomination to the #Oscars2023.
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Pan Nalin's Chhello Show (Last Film Show), India's official Oscar entry, also features in the list along with Vivek Agnihotri's The Kashmir Files, Marathi titles Me Vasantrao and Tujhya Sathi Kahi Hi, R Madhavan's Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, Iravin Nizhal and Kannada movie Vikrant Rona. Documentaries All That Breathes by Shaunak Sen and Kartiki Gonsalves' The Elephant Whisperers are also part of the list. Oscars 2023 Shortlists Announced: RRR, Avatar–The Way of Water, Last Film Show – Check Out Complete List of the 95th Oscars Shortlists in 10 Award Categories.
From the listed films, four entries -- Chhello Show, RRR, All That Breathes and The Elephant Whisperers -- have already made it to the Oscars shortlists for four categories. In the shortlist for 10 categories which AMPAS unveiled in December, Chhello Show made it to the best international film segment, while "Naatu Naatu" from the blockbuster RRR found a place in the music (original song) category.
All That Breathes was included in the documentary feature shortlist and The Elephant Whisperers in the documentary short category. This is perhaps the first time India has made it to four Oscar shortlists, the stage before nominations.