A R Rahman loses Oscar Award: Two-time Oscar winning Indian composer A R Rahman failed to bag the coveted Golden Man at the 83rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
The composer was nominated in two categories: Best Original Score and Best Song (If I Rise) for his work in Danny Boyle’s film 127 Hours. But Rahman missed out on winning in both the categories.
He lost in the Best Original Score category to Trent Rezner and Atticus Ross for their compositions in The Social Network. Rahman lost in the Best Song category to Randy Newman for his song ‘We Belong Together’ in Toy Story 3.
Rahman, however, gave a moving performance on stage along with Dido. The two sang a teaser of their song ‘If I Rise’.
All in all, the Oscars this year did not rock, partly because of strictly average hosting by a shockingly stilted James Franco and somewhat amusing Anne Hathaway. The evening also had its Oops moment when actress Melissa Leo uttered the ‘F’ word in her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress for ‘The Fighter’.