In US Awards Circuit, ‘RRR’ Is The Leading International Film
LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) – With 32 critics’ and industry prizes handed out thus far, and Oscar nomination voting now less than 10 days away, ‘RRR’ is in the reckoning along with high-profile hopefuls like Steven Spielberg with his semi-autobiographical ‘The Fabelmans.’
The Palm Springs Film Festival kicks off later this week and the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards are on their way to marking their first televised ceremonies of the season.
To find out who stands where, we turned to ‘Variety’, which has been tracking where the awards have gone so far. S.S. Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’, has won the most awards for Best International Feature (nine, compared with seven for the Korean ‘Decision to Leave’, which won for Park Chan-wook the Cannes 2022 Best Director award) and Best Original Score (by M.M. Keeravani) — four nods, behind the five won by ‘The Batman’ and ‘Babylon’ and above the three of ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’.
The irony, though, is that ‘RRR’ is not India’s official entry — it is Pan Nalin’s Gujarati film, ‘Chhello Show’ (Last Show) — but the Tollywood blockbuster’s American promoters, Variance Films, has included it in all award categories.