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A.R.Rahman in 87th Oscar nomination list

A.R.Rahman’s Kochadaiyan has been listed in eligible scores for Oscars under original composer category.

AR Rahman
A.R.Rahman’s Kochadaiyan has been listed in eligible scores for Oscars under original composer category.

Double Oscar winning Indian composer AR Rahman is once again in the race for an Academy Award. Among the 114 scores in contention for a nomination in the Original Score category for the 87th Oscars, the Mozart of Madras stands a chance with three mentions.

His work for Million Dollar Arm, The Hundred-Foot Journey and Indian film Kochadaiiyaan are part of the long list released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on its website on Friday.

The announcement for the 87th Academy Awards nomination will be made on January 15, 2015 while the awards will be presented on February 22, 2015 at the Dolby Theatre which broadcasted live in more than 225 countries by the ABC Television Network.

Rahman had earlier made India proud with his twin win at the Academy Awards platform for Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire in 2009. He was lauded for his best original score as also the best original song Jai ho from the same film, with lyrics by Gulzar.

In 2011, he had received two nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards for his original score in Boyle's 127 Hours as well as original song If I Rise for the same movie.

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