Its a golden chance that music maestro AR Rahman could repeat his feat from 2009 when he won two Academy Awards for Slumdog Millionaire — as his work for the biopic Pele: Birth of a Legend finds the composer in the running for two Oscars again!
145 original scores are vying for the top award in February next year, according to a list released by the Academy on Tuesday.
Similarly, “Ginga”, which Mr. Rahman composed to celebrate Pele’s soccer legacy, is part of the 91 songs competing for nominations in the Original Song category, according to the list released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
After his spectacular success with Slumdog Millionaire, in 2011, ARR’s score for Danny Boyle’s film 127 Hours, and song If I Rise from the same flick, also found place in the final Oscar nominations — but lost to The Social Network and Toy Story 3 respectively.
Mr. Rahman will compete with titles like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, La La Land, Moana and “lorence Foster Jenkins.
The final nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced on January 24, with the presentation ceremony is scheduled to take place on February 26 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Centre in Los Angeles.