India’s globally recognised film trio RRR (Rajamouli, Ram Charan, and Ram Rao) has made its mark at the prestigious 80th celebration of the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on January 11 (IST), securing the award for “Best Original Song” for “Naatu Naatu.”
The award ceremony was held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, where the RRR’s music director, MM Keeravani, collected the trophy.
Notably, “Naatu Naatu” was competing against the world’s best-known faces in the music industry.
This included names like “Carolina” (Taylor Swift) from “Where the Crawdads Sing,” “Ciao Papa” (Alexandre Desplat, Roeban Katz, and Guillermo del Toro), – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, “Hold My Hand” (Lady Gaga, BloodPop, and Benjamin Rice) – Top Gun: Maverick and “Lift Me Up” (Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Göransson) Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Meanwhile, the film was also nominated for “Best Non-English Language Film.”
Unfortunately, this category was bagged by Argentina’s Argentina in 1985. Other films listed in the same category included Germany’s All Quiet on the Western Front, Belgium’s Close, and South Korea’s decision to leave.
Furthermore, India’s RRR, Alia Bhat’s starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi, Vivek Agnihotri’s directorial The Kashmir Files, Rishab Shetty’s hit Kannada film Kantara, and India’s official Oscar entry, Chhello Show (Last Film Show), have been named in the list of 301 films eligible for Oscars.
Accordingly, the list was released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) on Tuesday. The final nominations are yet to be done on January 24.