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Oscars 2023: Daniel Roher's Navalny wins Best Documentary Award, beats India’s All That Breathes

One of the nominees in this category was Indian filmmaker Shaunak Sen’s All The Breathes which highlights the alarming issue of pollution in the capital city.

Oscars 2023: Daniel Roher's Navalny wins Best Documentary Award, beats India’s All That Breathes
A still from the documentary film

Last Updated: 08.10 AM, Mar 13, 2023


Oscars 2023 is officially underway, and things are getting intense as the Academy has started revealing the big winners for the night.

Daniel Roher’s Navalny has won the Best Documentary award at the 95th Academy awards, beatung India’s All That Breathes. Navalny is a documentary film that revolves around Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the events leading up to his poisoning.

The award was presented by actor Riz Ahmed and musician Questlove.

For those of you who are not watching the event live, Oscars 2023 kickstarted with Jimmy Kimmel included the infamous Chris Rock-slapping controversy in his opening monologue. Kimmel joked, “We want you to have fun, feel safe and, most importantly, we want me feel safe... So, we have strict policies in pace. If anyone in this theater commits an act of violence at any point during the show, you will be awarded the Oscar for best actor and permitted to give a 19-minute long speech. But seriously, the academy has a crisis team in place. If anything unpredictable or violent happens during the show, sit there and do absolutely nothing. Maybe even give the assailant a hug... And if any of you get mad at a joke and decide you want to get jiggy with it — it’s not going to be easy.”

Needless to say, the audience cracked up at these subtle jibes that the celebrated host took at Will Smith slapping Chris Rock during Oscars 2022.

Interestingly, this year, India has a lot to look forward to in terms of representation at the coveted award show. For one, SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR’s popular song Naatu Naatu is nominated under the Best Original Song category, and our girl Deepika Padukone is one of the presenters at this year’s award ceremony alongside Dwayne Johnson.

The 95th Academy Awards is taking place at the legendary Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

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