SS Rajamouli's iconic blockbuster RRR has been doing the rounds at the awards circuit, bagging two Critics Choice awards most recently, after last week's big Golden Globes win. Things are certainly looking good for RRR's chances at Oscars 2023.
The Critics' Choice Movie Awards are presented annually by the American-Canadian Critics Choice Association to honour the finest in cinematic achievement. The 28th annual Critics Choice Awards came to a close in the early hours of this morning with Everything Everywhere All At Once (read our review of Everything Everywhere All At Once here) coming out as the biggest winner of this year’s ceremony, securing five wins across different categories.
However, the Telugu epic picked up Critics Choice award for Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu.
Naatu Naatu Again!! 🕺🕺❤️🔥— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) January 16, 2023
Extremely delighted to share that we won the #CriticsChoiceAwards for the BEST SONG💥💥 #RRRMovie
Here’s @mmkeeravaani’s acceptance speech!! pic.twitter.com/d4qcxXkMf7
Already a Golden Globe winner, composer MM Keeravaani’s track also received the Best Original Score award at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) recently.
Congratulations to our Music Director @MMKeeravaani on winning the Award for BEST MUSIC/SCORE for #RRRMovie at @LAFilmCritics !! 🎼 🎶 🔥 🌊 pic.twitter.com/mcylG0GdBM— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) January 15, 2023
RRR also bagged a Critics Choice win under the Best Foreign Language Film category, ousting the Golden Globe winner Argentina, 1985 as well as Neflix’s All Quiet On The Western Front, among other prominent nominees under the category.
RRR won the BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM award at the #CritcsChoiceawards 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) January 16, 2023
Here’s @ssrajamouli acceptance speech!!
MERA BHARATH MAHAAN 🇮🇳 #RRRMovie pic.twitter.com/dzTEkAaKeD
The film has amassed never-before-seen support and praise from Hollywood towards an Indian production, with a majority of the Western film industry absolutely smitten with the spectacle called RRR.
EAST OR WEST, Dummu Dummu Dulipelaa Dookeyara Sarasari.. 🕺🕺— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) January 15, 2023
This is how everyone is celebrating INDIAN CINEMA across the world.
Image 1 - RRR in Japan on 295th day (East)
Image 2 - RRR in LA on 291st day (West) #RRRMovie pic.twitter.com/FCPN1Z76If
The most recent Hollywood stalwart that has declared himself an RRR aficionado is none other than director James Cameron himself.
The great James Cameron watched RRR.. He liked it so much that he recommended to his wife Suzy and watched it again with her.🙏🏻🙏🏻— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) January 16, 2023
Sir I still cannot believe you spent a whole 10 minutes with us analyzing our movie. As you said I AM ON TOP OF THE WORLD... Thank you both 🥰🥰🤗🤗 pic.twitter.com/0EvZeoVrVa
The great James Cameron has watched RRR twice and gave feedback on my score !!! Ocean full of excitement ☺️☺️☺️ pic.twitter.com/3PrrhMUAIx— mmkeeravaani (@mmkeeravaani) January 16, 2023
The surmounting industry backing only strengthens RRR’s chances at that sought-after Oscar win a few months from now. With multiple wins to its name, the future looks good for the film’s chances at the Academy Awards.
Had the privilege of meeting the God of movies and say in his ears that I love his movies including DUEL like anything ☺️☺️☺️ pic.twitter.com/Erz1jALZ8m— mmkeeravaani (@mmkeeravaani) January 14, 2023
But exactly what are RRR's chances at the Oscars this year? According to our analysis of this year’s awards race, though RRR getting in for Best Picture would make history, the chances for that happening are really quite slim. However, given its recent wins at the Golden Globes, the Critics Choice Awards, the multiple regional film critics circles wins, as well as Hollywood’s steady preoccupation with the film, we do believe that RRR’s chances at securing at least a single Oscar win have been considerably strengthened.
To know more on RRR's race to the Oscars, have a look at: RRR has superb chances at an Oscars 2023 win now that it has made history with a Golden Globe
Fingers crossed and hoping for the best at the Oscar nomination announcement on January 24.
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