Rahman earns BAFTA nomination for ''127 Hours''

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London, Jan 19 (PTI) Indian musician A R Rahman is inthe race for his second BAFTA after being nominated in theBest Original Music category for Danny Boyle''s ''127 Hours'',just a day after losing the Golden Globe trophy.

The 45-year-old composer first won the award for hismusic in Boyle''s Mumbai-based potboiler ''Slumdog Millionaire''

Rahman is facing competition from Danny Elfman from(Alice in Wonderland), John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon),Hans Zimmer (Inception) and Alexandre Desplat (The King''sSpeech).

Rahman, the only Indian to score two Oscars, is in theAcademy shortlist again in the Best Song category for ''If IRise'', his collaboration with British singer Dido.

His music in ''127 Hours'', starring James Franco asreal-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, who cut off his armto escape from beneath a boulder after being trapped for morethan five days, had received good reviews for it''s "hauntingtracks" and "wonderful crescendos."

The musician, known as the ''Mozart of Madras'' hadcollected a Golden Globe and two Grammys for his music in the''Slumdog Millionaire'' in 2009.

His song ''Na Na'' from his Hollywood debut ventureCouple''s Retreat, was longlisted in the ''Best Original Song''category at the 2010 Oscars but failed to win a nomination.

Royal drama ''The King''s Speech'' leads the BritishAcademy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards with 14nominations in total, including best film and best directorfollowed by ''Black Swan'' with 12 nominations, including bestactress for Natalie Portman.

The Awards, honouring the excellence in films,television, and Internet and multimedia technologies, willtake place on Sunday 13 February.

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