Critics Choice Awards: RRR wins Best Foreign Language Film, Naatu Naatu bags another trophy

PUBLISHED DATE : 16/Jan/2023

Critics Choice Awards: RRR wins Best Foreign Language Film, Naatu Naatu bags another trophy

The Critics' Choice Awards is an annual award show presented to the finest in cinema, that have particularly taken over the American and Canadian market. The critics' choice movie awards is one of the precursors to the Oscars every year, and Telugu movie RRR has won the Best Foreign language film at the 28th edition of this show. India won over Germany, Argentina, Mexico, France and South Korea. 

Critics Choice Awards 2023 - Best Foreign Language Film Nominees & Winner

  • RRR (Variance Films) - India - Winner
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (Netflix) - Germany
  • Argentina, 1985 (Amazon Studios) - Argentina
  • Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (Netflix) - Mexico
  • Close (A24) - France
  • Decision to Leave (Mubi) - South Korea


SS Rajamouli dedicated RRR's win to the women in his life and said in his acceptance speech, "To all the women in my life, my mother Rajnandani, she thought school education was overrated and she encouraged me to read comics and story books and she encouraged my creativity. My sister-in-law Sreevalli, who became like a mother to me, she always encourages me to be the best version of myself. My wife Rama, she is a costume designer of my films but more than that she is the designer of my life. If she is not there, I am not here today. To my daughters, they don't do anything, just there smile is enough to light my life up."



MM Keeravani composer Naatu Naatu which recently took home a Golden Globe for Best Original song, also won a Critics' Choice Award for Best Song this year. 

Critics Choice Movie Awards 2023 - Best Song Nominees & Winner

  • Naatu Naatu – RRR (Variance Films) - Kala Bhairava, M. M. Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj - Winner
  • Lift Me Up – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios) - Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and Ryan Coogler
  • Ciao Papa – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix) - Gregory Mann, Guillermo del Toro, Roeban Katz
  • Hold My Hand – Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Pictures) - Lady Gaga, Blood Pop
  • Carolina – Where the Crawdads Sing (Sony Pictures) - Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner
  • New Body Rhumba – White Noise (Netflix) - LCD Soundsystem

Naatu Naatu once again won over its western counterparts by names like Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Lady Gaga among others. 

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