Home / News / India /  RRR at Oscars, enters the nomination race in 14 categories

SS Rajamouli's most successful film RRR, which went on to become third highest grossing film ever made in India by earning 902 crores in India and Rs. 1111 crores worldwide now hopes to make a mark at the Academy Awards. 

After being rejected as India's official entry for Oscar, RRR has launched a campaign to file nomination in 14 categories as part of their "For your consideration (FYC)" campaign. Team RRR's Oscar campaign was formally introduced last Friday with a massive screening at the Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.

RRR has submitted to be nominated under 14 major categories including 

Best Picture (DVV Danayya), Best Director (Rajamouli), Best Actor (Jr NTR and Ram Charan), Screenplay, Original Song, Score, Editing, Cinematography, Sound, Production Design and VFX, among others.

Ajay Devgn will compete in the Best Supporting Actor category, while Alia Bhatt will compete for nomination in the Best Actress category. The song "Naatu Naatu" seeks to be nominated for Best Original Song.

A tweet regarding RRR's nomination race was shared by Los Angeles Times reporter Jen Yamato.

The epic drama has received overwhelming praise both in India and abroad. It was loved especially in the US, where notable actors and directors have flocked to their local theatres to see the movie.

Recently, Jr. NTR engaged with some Japanese media and shared a post about it on Twitter.

The actor had posted a picture of himself in conversation with a Japanese journalist. “Reliving the experience of RRR with the Japanese media. Thanks for all the love and admiration," he tweeted.

RRR was a huge box office hit in addition to receiving favourable reviews. The movie starred Ram Charan and Jr NTR as freedom fighters, with Bollywood stars Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn making extended cameos.

The Indian film industry was previously divided and pessimistic about the nation's chances at the Oscars as a result of the choice of the low-budget art-house Gujarati film ‘Chhello Show’ as the country's official entry to the Academy Awards.

 

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