At the Golden Globes, RRR came, saw, and conquered. One of the two categories in which the SS Rajamouli hit was nominated was Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu. It did not win for the Best Non-English Language Film category, which was awarded to Argentina in 1985. Other films in the category up for nominations include Decision to Leave, (South Korea) Close, (Belgium) and All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany).
The song was competing against, Taylor Swift’s ‘Carolina’ from Where the Crawdads Sing, ‘Ciao Papa’ from Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio, Lady Gaga’s ‘Hold My Hand’ from Top Gun: Maverick, and ‘Lift me up’ from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, performed by Rihanna.
The cast of RRR, including director SS Rajamouli, Jr. NTR, and Ram Charan (who is joined at the Golden Globes by wife Upasana Kamineni), will be in attendance. In the historical drama, which is set in the 1920s British-occupied India, Jr. NTR and Ram Charan portray freedom fighters Komaram Bheem and Alluri Seetharamaraju. Along with Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn, the cast also features Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody, and Olivia Morris from the United Kingdom.
PM Narendra Modi, Amitabh Bachchan took on their official twitter account to congratulated the entire team of RRR for the win at the 80th Golden Globe awards 2023. PM Modi tweeted, “A very special accomplishment! Compliments to @mmkeeravaani, Prem Rakshith, Kaala Bhairava, Chandrabose, @Rahulsipligunj. I also congratulate @ssrajamouli, @tarak9999, @AlwaysRamCharan and the entire team of @RRRMovie. This prestigious honour has made every Indian very proud.”
A very special accomplishment! Compliments to @mmkeeravaani, Prem Rakshith, Kaala Bhairava, Chandrabose, @Rahulsipligunj. I also congratulate @ssrajamouli, @tarak9999, @AlwaysRamCharan and the entire team of @RRRMovie. This prestigious honour has made every Indian very proud. https://t.co/zYRLCCeGdE
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 11, 2023
Whereas, Big B also applauded RRR’s Golden Globes win. “Congratulations RRR, for winning the Golden Globe Award … a most well deserving achievement !!,” the actor wrote.
Rajamouli got the Best Director prize at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards for his work on RRR, which earned over 1,200 crores worldwide. RRR has also submitted itself for consideration in a number of Oscar categories and anticipates receiving nominations in at least one, if not more, of them.
Jerrod Carmichael, a comedian, is hosting the Golden Globes in Los Angeles. Following internal changes in response to criticism of its purportedly racial and sexist voting processes, the awards have returned to the mainstream of Hollywood. NBC, which broadcasts the Golden Globes, along with many of Hollywood’s biggest actors, led by Tom Cruise, who returned his three Globes, boycotted the event last year.