A R Rahman bags two Oscar nominations yet again!

ARR may have lost out to Reznor and Ross in the Golden Globe campaign, but all is not lost yet. In what could very well lead to a repeat of his show at the Oscars two years back, the maestro bagged two nominations at the Academy Awards this year too, Best Original Score for 127 Hours and Best Original Song for If I Rise from the same movie, where he has been nominated alongside Dido and Rollo Armstrong. And the opponents that ARR has to face are pretty much the same – Zimmer, Powell, Desplat and the Social Network duo. In any case, I shall repeat what I have said twice already – that this album is more deserving of the awards than Slumdog Millionaire. So here’s wishing that Rahman brings home two more of the golden knight statuettes. Below are the nominations for the two categories.


  • “How to Train Your Dragon” John Powell
  • “Inception” Hans Zimmer
  • “The King’s Speech” Alexandre Desplat
  • “127 Hours” A.R. Rahman
  • “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross


  • “Coming Home” from “Country Strong” Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
  • “I See the Light” from “Tangled” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
  • “If I Rise” from “127 Hours” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
  • “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3″ Music and Lyric by Randy Newman