SS Rajamouli Beats Steven Spielberg To Win Best Director Award

Indian Filmmaker SS Rajamouli defeats Steven Spielberg for the best director award at New York Film Critics Circle.

As the film “RRR” continues to penetrate Western markets, Indian filmmaker SS Rajamouli has won the New York Film Critics Circle’s best director award. The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) announced the winners on social media on Friday night.

In the category of best director, Steven Spielberg, Sarah Polley, Darron Aronofsky, S.S. Rajamouli, and others were nominated by the New York Film Critics Circle, out of whom SS Rajamouli takes home the prestigious New York Film Critics Circle Award.

New York Film Critics Circle announced the winners of the other categories, including Todd Field’s Tar, winning Best Picture, and Cate Blanchett taking Best Actress.

Colin Farrell won Best Actor for his performances in Kogonada’s After Yang and Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin. The Best Supporting Actor award went to Ke Huy Quan for Everything Everywhere All At Once, and the Best Supporting Actress award went to Keke Palmer for Nope.

Read: ‘RRR’ Sequel Is Officially In Development, Says S.S. Rajamouli

Other NYFCC’s 2022 winners:

Best First Film: Aftersun
Best Screenplay: Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
Best Animated Feature: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda, Top Gun: Maverick
Best Foreign Language Film: EO
Best Nonfiction Film: All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Special Award: Jake Perlin
Special Award: dGenerate Films
Special Award: Jafar Panahi

Source: THR

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