Netizens react to RRR's Best Picture snub at the 2023 Academy Awards
Many fans feel that SS Rajmouli's magnum opus deserved a Best Picture nomination.
RRR fans had high hopes that the movie would end with a Best Picture nomination at this year's Academy Awards, unfortunately, the movie only managed to secure a nomination for Best Original Song.
RRR was insanely popular outside of India, especially with western audiences giving it unprecedented popularity among mainstream western audiences.
This only further fueled hopes that the academy and its members might take notice, but this didn't pan out.
However, RRR did have a great run at this year's Hollywood award season having won multiple accolades at different awards shows including a Golden Globe win.
Of course, fans of the movie were quick to express their disappointment via Twitter and felt that the Academy had snubbed the movie.
Despite not getting the Best Picture nomination, the fact that the song 'Natu Natu' from the movie did secure a Best Original Song nomination, becoming the first-ever Indian song to do so is a huge achievement.
The music for the movie was composed by National Award winner M. M. Keeravani and the song 'Natu Natu' was sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava.
The cast of the movie includes N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody, and Olivia Morris.
The voting process for the final list of winners will begin on March 2nd and end on March 7th with the winners being announced live at the 95th Academy Awards presentation which will be hosted by Comedian Jimmy Kimmel and held on March 12, 2023.