He has just pocketed the prestigious Golden Globe award and now A.R. Rahman nicknamed “Mozart of Madras” by Time magazine has stunned entire India with 3 Oscars nominations for his work in Slumdog Millionaire. It is a dream come true for India.
A R Rahman at the making of Jiya Se Jiya :- photo courtesy arrahman.com
He was nominated one for Best Original Score and Best Original Song categories for two of his compositions — ‘Jai Ho’ and ‘O Saya’.
The film Slumdog Millionaire has got 10 Oscar nominations, while AR Rahman 3 nominations. Click here for the 81st Academy Awards Nominations Full List. The Oscars will be handed out in Hollywood on February 22.
List of Rahman’s Oscar Nominations
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Alexandre Desplat
- Defiance- James Newton Howard
- Milk – Danny Elfman
- Slumdog Millionaire- A.R. Rahman
- WALL-E- Thomas Newman
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
- Down to Earth from WALL-E – Music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman Lyric by Peter Gabriel
- Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire – Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Gulzar
- O Saya from Slumdog Millionaire – Music and Lyric by A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam
Certainly Allah Rakha Rahman has put India on the global entertainment map.