List of Oscars Award won by Indian The Academy Awards
The Academy Awards or the Oscar is one of the most prestigious American annual awards for cinematic brilliance and achievements. Oscars is organized and hosted by the Motion Pictures Arts and Science and started in the year 1929. This is one of the oldest and the biggest award ceremony conducted and artist across the world dream to win this award.
Some facts on Oscar Awards
The concept of Oscar was first designed by the art director of MGM Cedric Gibbon, and the initial award ceremony held at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on 16th May 1929. Below listed table represents some interesting facts on Oscar Awards.
|S.No||Actor/Actress Name||Oscar Facts||Movie|
|1||Tatum O’Neal||The youngest Oscar winner, She managed to receive at the age of 10||Paper Moon|
|2||Christopher Plummer||The oldest person to win Oscar, He received this honour at the age of 82||Beginners|
|3||Liza Minnelli||The only Oscar winner actresses who got Oscar won parents||Cabaret|
|4||Kathryn Bigelow||The only lone Oscar winner for women best director category till date||The Hurt Locker|
|7||Emil Jannings||The first best actor award winner||“The Last Command” and “The Way of All Flesh”|
Indian nomination in the Academy Awards
Being said so, Indian cinema and its artist has also been nominated and some have also won the Oscars. Though, there are many Indian films managed to enter in the Oscar nomination list but only few Indians received Oscar awards from different categories in the recent times.
Indian’s who won the Oscars
From the above list of nominations, the ones who have won the Oscars are-
She was nominated for best costume designer category and won the Oscar for the movie Gandhi which released on 1982. Apart from Oscar, she also received Best costume Designer award in 55th Academy Award Ceremony which held in Los Angeles for the same movie in the year 1983. She became the first Indian to win Oscars for her phenomenal work in the movie Gandhi which is a biopic on the life of Mahatma Gandhi.
Satyajit Ray has won numerous awards for his excellent work as a director, producer, music composer, screenwriter, etc. He one of the most famous filmmakers in India who is recognized worldwide for his contribution to the Indian Cinema especially Bengali cinema. In the year 1992, the Motion Pictures Arts and Science awarded the Honorary Award to Satyajit Ray for his uncountable excellent works. His movies like PatherPachali, Aparajito, Nayak, Kanchanjanga, Goopy GayenBaghaByne, etc. are famous worldwide. He was unable to receive the award by himself due to his illness.
The only Indian artist who has won not just one but two Oscars is AR Rahman for Best Original Song and Best Original Score in the movie Slumdog Millionaire. He won this award in the 81st Academy Awards in the year 2008. He shared the Best Original Score Award with Gulzar. AR Rahman is one of the most popular music director and composer in India and has won many other awards for his excellent music.
Again for the movie Slumdog Millionaire, Gulzar won the Oscars in the Best Original Score category along with music director AR Rahman. Gulzar won this award for the song ‘Jai Ho’. Gulzar is a legendary music composer and singer. For the song ‘Jai Ho’ he wrote the lyrics which became popular all over the world. He has won many awards including the DadashahebPhalke Award and the Padma Bhusan for his contribution to the Indian Cinema.
For the movie Slumdog Millionaire again, Resul Pookutty received the Oscars in the category of Best Sound Mixing, in the same year as Gulzar and AR Rahman. His work in this movie for sound designing, sound editing and sound mixing was recognized and appreciated.
Though India has been in so many nominations these are the few names whose work has been recognized and awarded by the Motion Pictures Arts and Science. These artists have surely made India proud by their achievement in the global cinemas.