AR Rahman, the double Oscar winning Indian composer, is once again in contention 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 final nominations shortlist for the prestigious awards will be announced January 15, 2015, while the presentation ceremony will be held February 22, 2015.
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.