The film follows the events surrounding the 1985 Trial of the Juntas, which prosecuted the ringleaders of Argentina’s last civil-military dictatorship.
The other nominees in ‘best picture-non English’ category were Korean romantic mystery film “Decision To Leave”, German anti-war drama “All Quiet on the Western Front”, and French-Dutch coming-of-age drama “Close”.
It was a bittersweet moment for the team of “RRR” as minutes earlier the movie’s hit track “Naatu Naatu” won the award for the best original song-motion picture. Had ‘RRR’ won, it would have been historical, as it would have been the first-ever film solely produced in India to win in the Golden Globe category.
In 1983, “Gandhi” won the award (when it was called Best Foreign Film), but that film was a co-production between the United Kingdom and India, in English and Hindi.
The film’s loss at the Golden Globes could also mean that the Oscars could eventually sway away from the Indian film ‘Last Film Show’ that is in the running in the Best Foreign Film category. “Argentina, 1985” could just beat the coming-of-age Pan Nalin film to win the Academy Award.
Meanwhile, ‘RRR’ is keeping its Oscar hopes alive. The film is hoping to bag a nomination in the Best Picture category.
The film’s Telugu track “Naatu Naatu”, composed by veteran music director MM Keeravaani and sung by Kala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj, is also in the running for the best original song at the Oscars.