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Oscars 2023: Naatu Naatu, Rihanna And Other Performances That Made Us Go ‘Gaga’ (Pun Intended)

Oscars 2023: Rihanna and Naatu Naatu efficiency highlights. (Image courtesy: Getty)

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The viral dance tune Naatu Naatu made Oscars historical past Sunday as the primary tune from an Indian movie to win the Academy Award for greatest authentic tune – besting heavyweights Lady Gaga and Rihanna to snag the prize. With music by composer MM Keeravani and lyrics by Chandrabose, the win for the Telugu-language tune adopted an exuberant efficiency, together with the famed “hook dance” steps from the crowd-pleasing movie RRR rejigged for the Dolby Theatre stage.


Naatu Naatu made Oscars historical past. (Image courtesy: Getty)

Fresh off her career-spanning Super Bowl halftime efficiency, throughout which she revealed her second being pregnant, Rihanna additionally carried out her nominated tune in what was one of many evening’s most anticipated moments.

Donning black and silver beaded extensive leg pants with elbow-length black leather-based gloves, swathes of sheer tulle dripping with rhinestones cascaded over her child bump, the famous person sang Lift Me Up from the sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

It was a smooth however impassioned tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, who starred within the authentic movie earlier than dropping a battle with colon most cancers.


Mom-to-be Rihanna acting at Oscars. (Image courtesy: Getty)

Following Rihanna’s efficiency, the final of the night, her accomplice A$AP Rocky cheered her on, elevating a champagne glass to the worldwide icon and mom of his youngsters.

And Lady Gaga delivered a shock efficiency – she wasn’t initially slated to carry out – of her nominated tune Hold My Hand, which she wrote for the Tom Cruise blockbuster sequel Top Gun: Maverick.

After hitting the carpet in high-glamour Versace and heavy red-lipped, smoky-eyed make-up, Gaga stripped again her look to match her uncooked, sparsely-produced efficiency.

The versatile pop phenom – who has already gained an Oscar for her tune Shallow from A Star is Born – wore a black t-shirt and denims ripped on the knee, capping off the look with Converse sneakers, a French braid and barely-there make-up.

Calling her tune “deeply personal,” Lady Gaga provided a heartfelt message earlier than launching into her set: “We need a lot of love to walk through this life.”

“We all need a hero sometimes – there are heroes all around us in unassuming places,” she continued. “But you might find that you could be your own hero even if you feel broken inside.”


Lady Gaga acting at Oscars. (Image courtesy: Getty)

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The 14-time Oscar-nominated songwriter Diane Warren joined performer Sofia Carson onstage to carry out their nominated tune Applause from the film Tell It Like a Woman. That preceded a weird efficiency that includes none apart from David Byrne that aimed to realize the extent of wackiness within the movie Everything Everywhere All At Once – the evening’s large winner.

The monitor This Is A Life additionally earned a nomination for greatest tune, carried out for the movie by Byrne, Mitski and Son Lux.

Mitski didn’t be part of Sunday’s festivities, with EEAAO solid member Stephanie Hsu – who earned a greatest supporting actress nomination for her function within the movie – taking the stage in her place, sporting, like Byrne, all white.

From martial arts choreography to googly-eyed back-up dancers to the notorious sizzling canine fingers, the staging was rife with references to the movie – together with a visible of Raccacoonie, the movie’s absurdist riff on animated basic Ratatouille.

Lenny Kravitz graced the Academy together with his presence to ship a touching, piano-driven model of his tune Calling All Angels for the evening’s in memoriam phase.

John Travolta choked again tears as he launched Kravitz’s efficiency to honor those that’ve died over the previous yr – Ray Liotta, Jean Luc-Godard and Angela Lansbury amongst them — referencing his beloved Grease co-star and pal, the late Olivia Newton-John, with a play on her well-known tune Hopelessly Devoted To You.

Hollywood maestro John Williams – whose iconic compositions embrace the scores to Jurassic Park, Jaws and Star Wars – fell in need of setting the report for oldest Oscar winner ever (although he is nonetheless the oldest nominee).

At 91, his work on Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans was up for greatest rating, his 53rd nomination – however that prize went to Volker Bertelmann for All Quiet on the Western Front.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)



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