SS Rajamouli’s historical action film RRR has been nominated for five Critics Choice Awards. When the Critics Choice Awards announced their 2023 nominations on Wednesday, RRR received nominations for Best Picture, Best Director (SS Rajamouli), Best Foreign Language Film, Best Visual Effects and Best Song (Naatu Naatu).
In the Best Picture category, RRR, a pan-Indian blockbuster, competes against Avatar: The Way of Water, Babylon, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick and Talking Women.
SS Rajamouli competes with James Cameron (Avatar: The Way of Water), Damien Chazelle (Babylon), Todd Field (Tár), Baz Luhrmann (Elvis), Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin), Sarah Polley (Women Talking), Gina Prince (Bythewood – The Woman King) and Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans) for the Best Director trophy.
RRR tells a fictional story set in the 1920s. The film stars Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Olivia Morris, Samuthirakani, Alison Doody and Ray Stevenson in lead roles.
Alia Bhatt took to her Instagram story to share the happy news, writing: “Wow. Wow”
This comes after the film received two nominations for Golden Globe awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category and the Best Original Song category for Naatu Naatu. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) shared the announcement earlier this week on the Golden Globe Awards’ official Twitter page.
A pan-Indian blockbuster, RRR received the Golden Globe nomination alongside the Korean romantic mystery film Decision To Leave, the German anti-war drama All Quiet on the Western Front, the Argentine historical drama Argentina, 1985 and the French-Dutch coming-of -age stage play Close.
The nominees for the original song are Carolina from Where the Crawdads Sing, music by Taylor Swift; Ciao Papa from Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, music by Alexandre Desplat; Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick, music by Lady Gaga, BloodPop, Benjamin Rice; Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson; and Naatu Naatu from RRR, music by MM Keeravani.
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