Music composer A.R. Rahman has proved time and again that his renditions are certainly amongst the best ever compositions in the world. However, when such works of art are appreciated by the right authorities it does add a feather in his already feathered cap.
Thus it was quite an overwhelming piece of news when it was announced on Tuesday, the 25th of January that this music maestro has been nominated for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards twice.
The maestro received nominations in two categories. One for his original score in Danny Boyle’s flick titled 127 hours and the second for his original song “If I Rise” which is from the same flick.
A.R. Rahman is pitted against top contenders in the original score category with names like John Powell who has received the nomination for How To Train Your Dragon , Hans Zimmer for Inception, Alexandre Desplat for The King’s Speech, Trent Rezmor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network.
In the Best Song category Rahman shares the nominations with Dido and Rolo Armstrong who are the lyricists for the song “If I Rise”.
Despite having received the nominations, A.R Rahman reportedly does not think that he will be the recipient of the award this time. According to tabloid reports, the maestro thinks he’s already got enough Oscars for an entire lifetime. However, he does want to go and enjoy the awards function irrespective of the fact that he might or might not receive the award.
The maestro has already received the Best Original song Award at the 16th Critics Choice Movie Awards for 127 Hours recently.
The Oscar Awards ceremony is scheduled to be held on the 27th of February. –Sampurn