A.R. Rahman out of Oscar race
Music maestro A.R. Rahman's song "Na na" from the film "Couples Retreat" has failed to bag a nomination in the original song category for the 82nd Academy Awards. The nominations were announced in LA today (Feb 2).
The news came just a day after he triumphed at the Grammys by bagging double Golden Gramophones.
Competing with 62 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures for nomination, Rahman's "Na na" lost out to "Almost there" ("The Princess And The Frog"), "Down in new Orleons" ("The Princess And The Frog"), "Loin de Paname" ("Paris 36"), "Take it all" ("Nine") and "The weary Kind" (Crazy Heart").
"Na na" was penned by double Oscar winner Rahman, Blaaze and Vivian Chaix and crooned by Rahman, Blaaze, Chaix, A.R. Ameen (Rahman's son), Clinton and Dominic.
The 82nd Academy Awards event will take place March 7 in Hollywood, California.
Here is the list of nominees in the main categories:
The Blind Side
The Hurt Locker
A Serious Man
Up in the Air
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
George Clooney – Up in the Air
Morgan Freeman – Invictus
Colin Firth – A Single Man
Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker
Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
Helen Mirren – The Last Station
Carrie Mulligan – An Education
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious
Meryl Streep – Julia Julia
Best Supporting Actor
Matt Damon – Invictus
Woody Harrelson – The Last Station
Christopher Plummer – The Last Station
Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz- Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz – Nine
Maggie Gyllenhaal – Crazy Heart
Mo’nique – Precious
Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air
Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air
Best Animated Film
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
Secret of Kells