Music maestro A.R. Rahman may end up getting his third Oscar nomination in the best original score category after making it to the list of a hundred and fourteen probables, while Hindi film Jal also features in the long list of best picture Oscar hopefuls.
A.R. Rahman, who has previously been nominated for Slumdog Millionaire, for which he won two Oscars, has made it to the list for three of his films including Hollywood movies The Hundred Foot Journey and Million Dollar Arm and Rajinikanth starrer Tamil film Kochadaiiyaan.
He was in contention in 2011 too, when he received two nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, for his original score in Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours as well as the original song If I Rise for the same film.
A.R. Rahman, the most renowned face internationally of modern Indian music, and who has two Oscars under his belt, is in contention once again, at the 87th Oscars which have been announced.
As congratulations poured in from fans on twitter, A.R. Rahman tweeted back thanking all his fans and well wishers.
On the other hand, Girish Malik’s directorial debut Jal, a film based on water scarcity issue, has also found a place among the hundred films shortlisted for nomination in the best picture category as well as in the best original score list for Sonu Nigam and Bickram Ghoshs rustic compositions.
Jal features in the best picture list as an independent submission, while India will officially be represented in the best foreign feature category by Liar’s Dice.
“We directly submitted our film. I believed in our content and that’s why we sent our movie. Two days ago we got the news that our screenplay was acquired by the Oscar library. Now our film is among the 100 films hoping for an Oscar nomination.” Jal producer Puneet Singh said.
The nominations for the Academy Awards will be announced on January 15, 2015 and the ceremony will be held on February 22, 2015.
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