Oscars 2023: Chiranjeevi, MM Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj, Ram Gopal Varma and more react to nominations – Times of India


A cause for celebration! It didn’t take long for Hollywood to commemorate the 95th annual Academy Awards nominations —and we have rounded up the best reactions from your favourite stars.
On Tuesday evening, actors Riz Ahmed (‘Sound of Metal’) and Allison Williams (‘M3gan’) announced the nominees for the 95th annual Academy Awards, with ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ leading the nominations with 11 total nods. S.S. Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ has bagged nomination in the Best Original Song category at the 95th Oscar Awards for its livewire track ‘Naatu Naatu’.

Several Tollywood celebrities reacted to the honour on social media afterwards, including megastar Chiranjeevi, who shared his immediate, candid reaction.
He tweeted, ”ONE STEP AWAY FROM THE PINNACLE OF CINEMATIC GLORY!!! Heartiest Congrats on THE Oscar Nomination for Best Original Song @mmkeeravaani garu & the visionary @ssrajamouli and the Entire Team behind #NaatuNaatu & @RRRMovie. @boselyricist @kaalabhairava7 @Rahulsipligunj Choreographer #PremRakshith & THE STARS who powered #NaatuNaatu @tarak9999 @AlwaysRamCharan @DVVmovies A Billion Wishes & Prayers Will Power You Achieve it on 12 March 2023 !!! 🇮🇳 #Oscars #Oscars95,”

Starring Jr NTR and Ram Charan in the lead roles, ‘RRR’ tells the fictional story of two real-life Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem and their fight against the British Raj. Set in the 1920s, the plot explores the undocumented period in their lives when both the rebels chose to go into obscurity before they began the fight for their country.

The background score and soundtracks for the movie were set to tune by MM Keeravani. Jr NTR and Ram Charan played the lead roles in the movie. It was produced by DVV Danayya under the banner of DVV Entertainment. The movie was released on March 25, 2022, and went on to become a huge success at the box office.

1/16List of awards ‘RRR’ has won so far

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  • <br /><p>’RRR’ is a fictional story based on the lives of two Telugu freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. Ram Charan and Jr NTR played lead roles, respectively. The film collected over Rs 1,200 crore worldwide. Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran also starred in the film. It is worth mentioning that ‘RRR’ has made its first mark overseas. It made India proud by winning several prestigious International awards. Let’s have a look at them:</p><br /><p>Pic courtesy: Twitter</p> <br />

    List of awards 'RRR' has won so far

    ‘RRR’ is a fictional story based on the lives of two Telugu freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. Ram Charan and Jr NTR played lead roles, respectively. The film collected over Rs 1,200 crore worldwide. Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran also starred in the film. It is worth mentioning that ‘RRR’ has made its first mark overseas. It made India proud by winning several prestigious International awards. Let’s have a look at them:

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  • <br /><p>Naatu Naatu, the irrepressible, fun number from the blockbuster RRR, danced its way to a Golden Globe as the ‘best original song-motion picture’ — and to Indian showbiz history — at a star spangled awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The song, which beat the likes of Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Lady Gaga, to win the coveted award is the first time that an Indian production has won a Golden Globe.</p><br /><p>Pic courtesy: Twitter</p> <br />

      Golden Globe Awards (GGA)

    Naatu Naatu, the irrepressible, fun number from the blockbuster RRR, danced its way to a Golden Globe as the ‘best original song-motion picture’ — and to Indian showbiz history — at a star spangled awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The song, which beat the likes of Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Lady Gaga, to win the coveted award is the first time that an Indian production has won a Golden Globe.

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  • <br /><p>’RRR’ starring Jr NTR and Ram Charan bagged the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Song for its track ‘Naatu Naatu’. It also picked up the Critics’ choice award for the Best Foreign language film in a ceremony held in Los Angeles.</p><p><br /></p><p>Pic courtesy: Twitter</p> <br />

      Critics' Choice Movie Awards (CCMA)

    ‘RRR’ starring Jr NTR and Ram Charan bagged the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Song for its track ‘Naatu Naatu’. It also picked up the Critics’ choice award for the Best Foreign language film in a ceremony held in Los Angeles.

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  • <br /><p>S.S. Rajamouli has made India proud once again after winning the Best Original Song and Best Foreign Language Film at the 28th Critics’ Choice Awards. Celebrated music composer MM Keeravani has received the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s (LAFCA) best music score award for his work in filmmaker SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster “RRR”. </p><p><br /></p><p>Pic courtesy: Twitter</p> <br />

      Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)

    S.S. Rajamouli has made India proud once again after winning the Best Original Song and Best Foreign Language Film at the 28th Critics’ Choice Awards. Celebrated music composer MM Keeravani has received the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s (LAFCA) best music score award for his work in filmmaker SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster “RRR”.

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  • <br /><p>The Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) announced their award winners in December, and RRR took home Best Foreign-Language Film Award and Top Ten Films of the year award. </p><p><br /></p><p>Pic courtesy: Twitter</p> <br />

      Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards (SEFCA)

    The Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) announced their award winners in December, and RRR took home Best Foreign-Language Film Award and Top Ten Films of the year award.

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  • <br /><p>’RRR’ won the Best International Film Award at the 50th Saturn Awards. The film has been nominated in three categories, Best Action Adventure, Best International Film, Best Director. Although Rajamouli did not get an award as a director, his film received another rare honour.</p><p><br /></p><p>Pic courtesy: Twitter</p> <br />

      Saturn Awards (SA)

    ‘RRR’ won the Best International Film Award at the 50th Saturn Awards. The film has been nominated in three categories, Best Action Adventure, Best International Film, Best Director. Although Rajamouli did not get an award as a director, his film received another rare honour.

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  • <br /><p>”RRR”, a pre-Indian independence era fiction, features Ram Charan and Jr NTR in the lead roles earned honour for Top 10 Films award at the New York Film Critics Online.</p><p><br /></p><p>Pic courtesy: Twitter</p> <br />

      New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)

    “RRR”, a pre-Indian independence era fiction, features Ram Charan and Jr NTR in the lead roles earned honour for Top 10 Films award at the New York Film Critics Online.

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  • <br /><p>’RRR’ helmer SS Rajamouli accepted the Best Director award at the prestigious New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) gala recently. </p><p><br /></p><p>Pic courtesy: Twitter</p> <br />

      New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

    ‘RRR’ helmer SS Rajamouli accepted the Best Director award at the prestigious New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) gala recently.

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  • <br /><p>The NBR has announced its 2022 honourees in December and SS Rajamouli’s RRR found a place in the Top 10 Films of the year. </p><p><br /></p><p>Pic courtesy: Twitter</p> <br />

      National Board of Review (NBR)

    The NBR has announced its 2022 honourees in December and SS Rajamouli’s RRR found a place in the Top 10 Films of the year.

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  • <br /><p>In America, ‘RRR’ achieved another rare feat. The film received an award from the Hollywood Critics Association. The cast and crew of RRR received the Spotlight Winner Award.</p><p><br /></p><p>Pic courtesy: Twitter</p> <br />

    ​Hollywood Critics Association Awards (HCAA)​

    In America, ‘RRR’ achieved another rare feat. The film received an award from the Hollywood Critics Association. The cast and crew of RRR received the Spotlight Winner Award.

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  • <br /><p>’RRR’, which received the award for ‘Best International Picture’, was also awarded by the Atlanta Film Critics Circle in the same category.</p><p><br /></p><p>Pic courtesy: Twitter</p> <br />

      Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)

    ‘RRR’, which received the award for ‘Best International Picture’, was also awarded by the Atlanta Film Critics Circle in the same category.

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  • <br /><p>The Jr NTR and Ram Charan starrer received the Best International Film Award from the Georgia Film Critics Association after being nominated for three categories, Best Picture and Best Original Song. </p><p><br /></p><p>Pic courtesy: Twitter</p> <br />

      Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)

    The Jr NTR and Ram Charan starrer received the Best International Film Award from the Georgia Film Critics Association after being nominated for three categories, Best Picture and Best Original Song.

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  • <br /><p>’RRR’ is a pre-Independence fictional story focusing on two real-life Indian revolutionaries in the 1920s — Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, won Best Original Song Award from the Boston Society of Film Critics.</p><p><br /></p><p>Pic courtesy: Twitter</p> <br />

      Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)

    ‘RRR’ is a pre-Independence fictional story focusing on two real-life Indian revolutionaries in the 1920s — Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, won Best Original Song Award from the Boston Society of Film Critics.

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  • <br /><p>Nick Powell, who choreographed breathtaking fight sequences for SS Rajamouli’s RRR, received the Best Stunt Coordinator award from Austin Film Critics Association organisation. </p><p><br /></p><p>Pic courtesy: Twitter</p> <br />

    ​Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA)

    Nick Powell, who choreographed breathtaking fight sequences for SS Rajamouli’s RRR, received the Best Stunt Coordinator award from Austin Film Critics Association organisation.

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  • <br /><p>The period action drama received the award for Best Non-English Language Film from Alliance of Women Film Journalists organisation.<br /></p><p><br /></p><p>Pic courtesy: Twitter</p> <br />

    Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ)​

    The period action drama received the award for Best Non-English Language Film from Alliance of Women Film Journalists organisation.

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  • <br /><p>’RRR’ premiered at Utah Film Festival and brought home an award in Best Non-English Language Feature category.</p><br /><p>Pic courtesy: Twitter</p> <br />

    Utah Film Critics Association (UFCA)​

    ‘RRR’ premiered at Utah Film Festival and brought home an award in Best Non-English Language Feature category.

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1/11‘RRR’ fails to secure a nomination at BAFTA 2023

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  • <br /><p style=”line-height:115%”>RRR’s fans are heartbroken as the film didn’t make it to the final cut of British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) nominations 2023. </p> <br />

    'RRR' fails to secure a nomination at BAFTA 2023

    RRR’s fans are heartbroken as the film didn’t make it to the final cut of British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) nominations 2023.

  • <br /><p style=”line-height:115%”>After securing a Golden Globe and two Critics Choice Awards this year, acclaimed director SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘RRR’ failed to secure a nomination at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA). </p> <br />

    BAFTAs shut out 'RRR'

    After securing a Golden Globe and two Critics Choice Awards this year, acclaimed director SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘RRR’ failed to secure a nomination at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).

  • <br /><p style=”line-height:115%”>On Thursday, BAFTA revealed the list of nominations for this year, in which Shaunak Sen’s “All that Breathes” is the only Indian entry which secured a berth in the Best Documentary Category.</p> <br />

    All that Breathes

    On Thursday, BAFTA revealed the list of nominations for this year, in which Shaunak Sen’s “All that Breathes” is the only Indian entry which secured a berth in the Best Documentary Category.

  • <br /><p style=”line-height:115%”>”All that Breathes” for which awards chances have quietly gathered steam over the last month — is up for best picture as well as film not in the English language, director, adapted screenplay, etc.</p> <br />

    Categories

    “All that Breathes” for which awards chances have quietly gathered steam over the last month — is up for best picture as well as film not in the English language, director, adapted screenplay, etc.

  • <br /><p style=”line-height:115%”>Earlier, ‘RRR’ won the Best Song award for its track ‘Naatu Naatu’ and the Best Foreign language film in the 28th version of the Critics’ Choice Awards.</p> <br />

    Critics’ Choice Award

    Earlier, ‘RRR’ won the Best Song award for its track ‘Naatu Naatu’ and the Best Foreign language film in the 28th version of the Critics’ Choice Awards.

  • <br /><p style=”line-height:115%”>Prior to that, ‘RRR’ made India proud on the global stage as it won the Golden Globe for the Best Original Score ‘Naatu Naatu’.</p> <br />

    Golden Globe

    Prior to that, ‘RRR’ made India proud on the global stage as it won the Golden Globe for the Best Original Score ‘Naatu Naatu’.

  • <br /><p style=”line-height:115%”>The BAFTA nominations come almost two weeks after the British awards organisation released its longlists on January 6 — a move that helped to absorb some of the more surprising omissions, although not entirely. </p> <br />

    British awards

    The BAFTA nominations come almost two weeks after the British awards organisation released its longlists on January 6 — a move that helped to absorb some of the more surprising omissions, although not entirely.

  • <br /><p style=”line-height:115%”>’RRR’ is a fictional story based on the lives of two Telugu freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. Ram Charan and Jr NTR played lead roles, respectively. </p> <br />

    Fictional story

    ‘RRR’ is a fictional story based on the lives of two Telugu freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. Ram Charan and Jr NTR played lead roles, respectively.

  • <br /><p style=”line-height:115%”>Set in the 1920s, the plot explores the undocumented period in their lives when both the revolutionaries chose to go into obscurity before they began the fight for their country. </p> <br />

    Revolt against British rule

    Set in the 1920s, the plot explores the undocumented period in their lives when both the revolutionaries chose to go into obscurity before they began the fight for their country.

  • <br /><p style=”line-height:115%”>The film collected over Rs 1,200 crore worldwide. Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran also starred in the film. </p> <br />

    Box office collection

    The film collected over Rs 1,200 crore worldwide. Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran also starred in the film.

  • <br /><p style=”line-height:115%”>This lyrical composition of ‘Naatu Naatu’ by MM Keeravani, high energy rendition by singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, unique choreography by Prem Rakshith, and lyrics by Chandrabose. </p> <br />

    Naatu Naatu

    This lyrical composition of ‘Naatu Naatu’ by MM Keeravani, high energy rendition by singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, unique choreography by Prem Rakshith, and lyrics by Chandrabose.

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