SS Rajamouli’s RRR is looking to win big at the 95th Academy Awards after winning at the Golden Globes. And now, a popular US publication named Jr NTR as one of the top contenders for the Best Actor Oscar on 20 January. USA Today has shortlisted the RRR actor as one of the top candidates for the Oscars.
Jr. NTR is followed by the likes of Tom Cruise for his performance in Top Gun: Maverick, Paul Dano for The Batman and Mia Goth for Pearl. The other potential nominees were Nina Hoss, Zoe Kravitz, Lashana Lynch, Paul Mescal, Keke Palmer and Jeremy Pope.
RRR follows the story of two freedom fighters. The film also stars Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt.
RRR has left the West enthralled by the sheer scale of Rajamouli's filmmaking abilities. It has now become one of the first Indian films to win a Golden Globe award. 'Naatu Naatu' won in the 'Best Original Song' category.
Rajamouli also won the Best Director award at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards at the beginning of this month. RRR recently won two awards at the Critics Choice Awards - 'Best Foreign Film' and 'Best Song' (for 'Naatu Naatu').