SS Rajamouli’s RRR has not just been commercially successful but also praised by critics.

The latest validation for the blockbuster has come from Hollywood.

The Hollywood Critics Association announced the nominations for its Midseason Awards on June 29, 2022, and RRR finds itself nominated for Best Picture, the first time an Indian film has had the honour.

The Hollywood Critics Association gives away awards twice a year, once in February and then in July, which are called the Midseason Awards.

The nominations for these awards were announced by the body on June 29, 2022.

In the Best Picture category,Ram Charan and Jr NTR-starrer RRR finds itself competing against Hollywood heavyweights like Top Gun: MaverickThe BatmanElvis, and The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

The awards will be announced on July 1, 2022.

After the news was announced by the HCA on its official Twitter handle, several Indian fans replied to the tweet, praising HCA for recognising the film.

One fan tweeted: “Even if doesn’t win, this is a victory for Indian cinema.”

Another wrote: “Cult classic and pride of Indian cinema.”