His work chosen for Best Song and Best Original Score categories
After his double win at the 2009 Academy awards, music maestro A.R. Rahman has a chance to repeat the feat this year if he wins Oscars for his music in Danny Boyle's film ‘127 Hours'.
The song ‘If I Rise', the 45-year-old singer-composer's collaboration with British pop star Dido, has been nominated in the Best Song category.
Mr. Rahman will 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'.
Mr. Rahman, known as the Mozart of Madras, first won the Oscar award for his music in Boyle's Mumbai-based potboiler ‘Slumdog Millionaire' in 2009.
He had lost out on the golden trophy last year, after his song ‘Na Na' (from ‘Couple's Retreat') failed to get a nomination.
Winner all the way
Mr. Rahman has already won a Critics Choice award this year for the film, and is in the running for Best Original Music BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award for it.
Mr. Rahman, who was honoured with a Padma Bhushan last year, enjoyed a golden run at the 52nd Grammy Awards, where he bagged two gramophones for his music in the ‘Slumdog Millionaire'.