Oscars and A R Rahman

Oscars have never required any introduction and this time it’s a big deal mainly for the Indians. Slumdog Millionaire has bagged 10 nominations (wow!!) with A R Rahman getting record three prestigious nominations. He has also already created waves receiving Golden Globe and BAFTA award for best musical score. This time for Oscars, he has been nominated for two categories, Music (Score) and Music (song).

Oscar Awards
Oscar Awards

A R Rahman has larger than life presence in the Indian music world and a lot of people including me have always felt he should have got an Oscar long ago. And I wish he gets it this time and mainly for the original score. With less than 48 hours left for the Oscars to unveil, I am sure a lot of Indians have got their fingers crossed. I would like to personally wish A R Rahman all the best and would like to let him know our prayers are completely with him. Please join me in wishing A R Rahman the very best for the Oscars.

Go! Go! Rahman!!!!

Oscars is scheduled for February 22nd 2009 17:00PST/20:00EST. In India, you can catch it LIVE on Star Movies on the 23rd of Feb at 6:30 am.

Nominations for Slumdog Millionaire:

  1. Achievement in Cinematography
  2. Achievement in Directing
  3. Achievement in Film Editing
  4. Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
  5. Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
  6. Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
  7. Best Motion Picture of the Year
  8. Achievement in Sound Editing
  9. Achievement in Sound Mixing
  10. Adapted Screenplay

Check the Live Oscar Awards in action at VideoBuzz

Also catch A R Rahman performing LIVE at Oscars