Naatu Naatu from SS Rajamouli’s RRR won a Golden Globes award in the Best Original Song – Motion Picture category. The song, filmed on lead actors Ram Charan and NT Rama Rao Jr, has been scored by MM Keeravani, written by Chandrabose and sung by Kala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj. The energetic choreography is by Prem Rakshith.
The other nominees in this category were Lift Me Up (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), Taylor Swift’s Carolina (Where The Crawdads Sing), Ciao Papa (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio) and Hold My Hand (Top Gun: Maverick).
The Golden Globes, organised by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, were held on Tuesday in Beverly Hills, California. In his acceptance speech, Keeravani dedicated the award to his brother, music composer Kalyani Malik, and Rajamouli (who is also his cousin).
Keeravani added, “It has been an age-old practice to say that this award actually belongs to someone else. So I was planning to not say those words when I get an award like this, but I’m sorry to say that I’m going to repeat the tradition because I mean my words.”
RRR was also nominated for Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language along with Decision To Leave (South Korea), All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany), Argentina, 1985 (Argentina) and Close (Belgium). The award in this category went to Argentina, 1985, a legal drama about the country’s military dictatorship that lasted between 1976 and 1983.
The Golden Globes handed out best film honours to Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical The Fablemans and Martin McDonagh’s existential comedy The Banshees of Inisherin. Other big winners included Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All At Once and the HBO Max show The White Lotus.
RRR, a pre-Independence action epic about two revolutionaries battling against an evil British military commander, has enjoyed unprecedented critical and commercial appreciation in the United States. Although not picked by India to officially represent the country for Best International Feature Film (Pan Nalin’s Last Film Show was chosen instead), Rajamouli’s visual effects heavy-extravaganza has been blazing a trail on its own strengths across America. The film is tipped to win nominations for the Oscars, which will be held on March 12.
Here is a full list of the winners.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans.
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin.
Best Director – Motion Picture
Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans.
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Cate Blanchett, Tár.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Austin Butler, Elvis.
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language
Argentina, 1985 (Argentina).
Best Motion Picture – Animated
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio.
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Justin Hurwitz, Babylon.
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Naatu Naatu, RRR.
Best Television Series – Drama
House of the Dragon.
Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture
The White Lotus.
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Kevin Costner, Yellowstone.
Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary.
Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Jeremy Allen White, The Bear.
Best Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Evan Peters, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
Best Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout.
Best Supporting Actress in a Television Limited Series or Motion Picture
Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus.
Best Supporting Actor in a Television Limited Series or Motion Picture
Paul Walter Houser, Black Bird.
Best Supporting Actor –Television Series
Tyler James Williams, Abbott Elementary.
Best Supporting Actress – Television Series
Julia Garner, Ozark.