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Critics Choice Awards 2023: Rajamouli loses to Kwan & Scheinert for best director; Avatar 2 beats RRR in VFX

Critics Choice Awards 2023: RRR was contending against films like Avatar: The Way of Water, The Batman, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Everything Everywhere All at Once and Top Gun: Maverick.

India TV Entertainment Desk Written By: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Updated on: January 16, 2023 9:05 IST
Posters of RRR, Avatar The Way of Water
Image Source : FILE PHOTO Posters of RRR, Avatar The Way of Water

Critics Choice Awards 2023: Rajamouli's RRR had a splendid run at this year's Critics' Choice Awards as it won in the categories, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Song (Naatu Naatu). However, it couldn't dethrone the Hollywood blockbuster Avatar: The Way of Water. James Cameron's Avatar 2 won an award for Best Visual Effects. This year, RRR was nominated in the five categories.

Avatar 2 beats RRR's VFX

'Avatar: The Way of Water' by Cameron took home the Best Visual Effects honour. In the category, RRR was contending against films like Avatar: The Way of Water, The Batman, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Everything Everywhere All at Once and Top Gun: Maverick.

'Avatar: The Way of Water' is the sequel to the 2009 film Avatar and the second installment in the Avatar film series. Cast members Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Giovanni Ribisi, Dileep Rao, and Matt Gerald reprise their roles from the original film, with Sigourney Weaver returning in an additional role.

New cast members include Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, and Jemaine Clement. In the film, Na'viJake Sully (Worthington) and his family, under renewed human threat, seek refuge with the Metkayina clan of Pandora.

Rajamouli loses to Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert in Best Director

In the best director category, SS Rajamouli lost to Everything Everywhere All at Once's directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. Others nominated were-- James Cameron (Avatar: The Way of Water), Damien Chazelle (Babylon), Todd Field )Tár), Baz Luhrmann (Elvis), Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin), Sarah Polley (Women Talking), Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Woman King) and Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans).

Rajamouli's 'RRR' lost the Best Picture honour to Everything Everywhere All at Once

Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli's 'RRR' lost the Best Picture honour to director duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert's 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' at the 28th Critics' Choice Awards. Both the films were contending against movies such as 'Avatar: The Way of Water', 'Babylon', 'The Banshees of Inisherin', 'Elvis', 'The Fabelmans', 'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery', 'TAir', 'Top Gun: Maverick' and 'Women Talking'.

'Everything Everywhere All at Once' is a absurdist comedy-drama film. The plot centers on a Chinese-American immigrant (played by Michelle Yeoh) who, while being audited by the IRS, discovers that she must connect with parallel universe versions of herself to prevent a powerful being from destroying the multiverse. Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, and Jamie Lee Curtis appear in supporting roles.

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