Nominations galore for Rahman


The Mozart of Madras is at it again. A.R Rahman has once again bagged two Oscar nominations. Exactly two years ago, he was similarly nominated twice (and won) for the musical score of Slumdog Millionaire.

This time, Rahman’s score for the Danny Boyle-directed survival drama ‘127 Hours’ is the talk of the town. It has already brought him a Golden Globe nomination a month ago, and now a BAFTA and two Oscar nominations to add to the list.

Apart from composing the musical score, Rahman also received a nomination for the Best Song, “If I Rise”, which he sang with the British artist Dido.

Rahman faces competition from several veteran Hollywood composers, including Hans Zimmer for Inception. Other nominations for music are John Powell for “How to Train Your Dragon”, Alexandre Desplat for the “The King’s Speech” and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for “The Social Network”.

127 Hours was also nominated for the Best Film, but Boyle was not nominated for the direction award. He has, however, received a nomination for the Best Screenplay, along with his Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire script writer, Simon Beaufoy.