AR Rahman wins 2009 Bafta Music Score award

AR Rahman is the 2009 Bafta Best Music Score award winner for Slumdog Millionaire.

Update: Slumdog Millionaire sweeps 2009 Oscars

The movie has swept the Bafta show with six other awards. Slumdog Millionaire has won the 2009 Bafta awards for Best film, Best director for Danny Boyle, Best Adapted screenplay for Simon Beaufoy, Best Cinematography for Anthony Dod Mantle, Best Editing for Chris Dickens, and Best sound.

Slumdog Millionaire had been nominated in 11 categories for the 2009 Bafta awards. Since the Bafta awards are a pretty good indication of the Oscar award winners, there is a good chance that Slumdog Millionaire will sweep the 2009 Oscars too, which will be held on February 22, 2009.

AR Rahman, who scored at the Golden Globe awards with wins for Best Music Score and Best Original Song, was the first Indian ever to bag a Golden Globe. He is also the first Indian to win a Bafta award, and receive three nominations for Oscar awards.

AR Rahman has been nominated for the 2009 Oscar Best Music Score award. He is also the 2009 Oscar nominee for Best Original song for Jai Ho and O Saaya.

Slumdog Millionaire has received 10 nominations for the 2009 Oscar awards.

The movie has been nominated for:
1. The 2009 Oscar Best Picture award
2. 2009 Oscar Best Director (Danny Boyle) award
3. 2009 music for motion pictures award
4. 2009 Oscar Original Song (Jai Ho) award
5. 2009 Oscar Original Song (O Saya) award
5. 2009 Oscar for Cinematography award
6.  2009 Oscar for Film Editing
7. 2009 Oscar for Sound Editing award
8. 2009 Oscar for Sound Mixing award
9. 2009 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay award

There were no surprises when it came to the other prominent 2009 Bafta awards. The other main award winners were:

Kate Winslet,  2009 Bafta Best Actress award winner for The Reader
Mickey O Rourke, 2009 Bafta Best Actor award winner for The Wrestler
Heath Ledger, 2009 Bafta Best Supporting actor award winner for The Dark Knight
Penelope Cruz, 2009 Bafta Best Supporting Actress award winner for Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Martin McDonagh, 2009 Bafta Best Original Screeplay award winner for In Bruges
, 2009 Bafta Best Animated Film award winner

Slumdog Millionaire is based on India’s diplomat-turned-author Vikas Swarup’s novel with the same name.

Slumdog Millionaire revolves around the life of a young boy (Dev Patel who was also nominated for 2009 Bafta Best Actor award) from the slums of Mumbai, who participates in an Indian version of the game show, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” and wins it. The show’s host, played by Anil Kapoor, suspects the boy of cheating because of he comes from a slum.

In late January 2009, Slumdog Millionaire won four awards at the Richard Attenborough Film Awards.

Slumdog Millionaire won the Best Film award, the Best Director award for Danny Boyle, and Rising Star award for actor Dev Patel. A new People’s choice award for the British Breakthrough Star also went to Dev Patel for Slumdog Millionaire.

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