Two Oscar nods for A R Rahman

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Los Angeles, Jan 25 (PTI) After his double win at the2009 Academy awards, music maestro A R Rahman has a chance torepeat the feat this year winning two Oscar nominations forhis music in Danny Boyle''s film ''127 Hours''.

''If I Rise'', the 45-year-old singer-composer''scollaboration with British pop star Dido, has been nominatedin the Best Song category.

Rahman will also be competing for the Best OriginalScore trophy with John Powell (''How to Train Your Dragon''),Hans Zimmer (''Inception''), Alexandre Desplat (''The King''sSpeech'') and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (''The SocialNetwork'').

The nominees in the Best Song category are ''ComingHome'' 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 musicin Boyle''s Mumbai-based potboiler ''Slumdog Millionaire'' in2009. He had lost out on the golden trophy last year, afterhis song ''Na Na'' (from ''Couple''s Retreat'') failed to get anomination despite being in the long list for the ''Best Song''category.

Rahman has already won a Critics Choice award thisyear for the film, which has received good reviews for it''s"haunting tracks" and "wonderful crescendos", and is in therunning for a Best Original Music BAFTA for the same.

Earlier, the ''Jai Ho'' hitmaker had lost out on aGolden Globe in the same category to Trent Reznor and AtticusRoss, who won for their music in ''The Social Network''.

Rahman, who was honoured with a Padma Bhushanlast year, had enjoyed a golden run at the 52nd Grammy Awards,where he had again bagged two gramophones for his music in the''Slumdog Millionaire''.

''127 Hours'', starring James Franco as real-lifemountain climber Aron Ralston who cut off his arm to escapefrom beneath a boulder after being trapped for more than fivedays, has won six nominations including best film.

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