Rahman in race for two Oscars

After his double win at the 2009 Academy awards, music maestro A R Rahman has a chance to repeat the feat this year winning two Oscar nominations for his music in Danny Boyle’s film “127 Hours.”

“If I Rise,” the 45-year-old singer-composer’s collaboration with British pop star Dido, has been nominated in the Best Song category.
Rahman will also be competing for the Best Original Score trophy with John Powell (“How to

Train Your Dragon”), Hans Zimmer (“Inception”), Alexandre Desplat (“The King’s Speech”) and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (“The Social Network”).

The nominees in the Best Song category are “Coming Home” from “Country Strong,” “I See the Light” from “Tangled” and “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3.”

The Mozart of Madras first won the award for his music in Boyle’s Mumbai-based potboiler “Slumdog Millionaire” in 2009.

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