Guneet along with director Kartiki Gonsalves were there on the Oscar stage to receive the honor. An emotional Guneet has thanked everyone while holding her Oscar and dedicated it to 4 billion Indians. The producer said, “Tonight is historic. This is the first Oscar for any Indian production and two women here won this! 1.4 billion Indians, this is for you. We’ve all manifested this together.”
She further added, “I just want to say to all the women watching this that the future is audacious, the future is us and the future is here! Jai Hind”
My heart is full of love and excitement, most of it imbibed from everyone in India cheering for our win.
So grateful to the visionary filmmaker @EarthSpectrum and to @netflix who gave us the biggest stage in the world. This is for my beautiful, diverse country, India. #Oscar pic.twitter.com/yq6bur69LH
— Guneet Monga (@guneetm) March 13, 2023
In her acceptance speech, Kartiki said, “I stand here today to speak for the sacred bond between us and our natural world, for the respect of indigenous communities, and empathy towards other living beings we share space with and finally, for coexistence,” Gonsalves said in her acceptance speech.”
The other nominees were in this category were, ‘Haulout’, ‘How Do You Measure a Year?’, ‘The Martha Mitchell Effect’ and ‘Stranger at the Gate’.