Rocky III was a worldwide hit, to say the least. Not only was it a massive hit in North America, but it was also nominated for awards abroad. The film, which centers around Rocky Balboa - played by Sylvester Stallone - battled against Clubber Lang, was nominated for 2 awards at the Japanese Film Academy. It was nominated for both the best foreign language film and the best motion picture. The song “Eye of the Tiger” was also nominated as best original song.