'Slumdog Millionaire' Leads Nominations for 2009 World Soundtrack Awards


'Slumdog Millionaire' Leads Nominations for 2009 World Soundtrack Awards


Composer A. R. Rahman is collecting more nods for the Academy Award-winning drama film as the 9th World Soundtrack Awards announces its nominees.

"Slumdog Millionaire" isn't finished with its awards collection. Having won many prestigious awards including eight Oscars and four Golden Globes, the Danny Boyle-directed movie is now up for more kudos as World Soundtrack Academy announced on Tuesday, August 18, that it is among the nominees for the 9th World Soundtrack Awards.

From the awards which recognizes art of film music, the rag-to-riches drama collects three nods for composer A. R. Rahman. One is for the category of Best Original Score of the Year in which it will compete with "Burn After Reading" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" among others. The other two are for a single category, that is Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film.

While it collects the most number of nods for the awards held annually in Ghent, Belgium, "Slumdog" misses out on placing A. R. Rahman on the list of Film Composer of the Year. Composers Danny Elfman, Carter Burwell, Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino and Hans Zimmer are vying for the honor.

Winners of 2009 World Soundtrack Awards will be announced at the closing ceremony of this year's Ghent International Film Festival on October 17. It will feature performances by composers Alexandre Desplat and Marvin Hamlisch, who are the recipients of the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award.

The nominees of 2009 World Soundtrack Awards:
Film Composer of the Year:

Best Original Score of the Year: Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film:
  • "Gran Torino" from "Gran Torino"
    Music & lyrics by Jamie Cullum, Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens
    Performed by Jamie Cullum & Don Runner
  • "Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire"
    Music by A. R. Rahman and lyrics by Gulzar and Tanvi Shah
    Performed by A. R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaksmi Iyver, Vijay Prakash
  • "O Saya" from "Slumdog Millionaire"
    Music & lyrics by A. R. Rahman and Mathangi Arulpragasam
    Performed by M.I.A. & A. R. Rahman
  • "Run & Hide" from "Je l'aimais"
    Music & lyrics by Anna Chalon
    Performed by Anna Chalon
  • "The Wrestler" from "The Wrestler"
    Music & lyrics by Bruce Springsteen
    Performed by Bruce Springsteen

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