A.R. Rahman out of Oscar race

02 Feb 2010
By Ahlanlive.com

Nominations for this year’s awards announced in LA

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:

Best Picture
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basters
A Serious Man
Up in the Air

Best Director
James Cameron– Avatar
Katherine Bigelow– The Hurt Locker
Lee Daniels – Precious
Jason Reitman – Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino– Inglourious Basterds

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
George Clooney – Up in the Air
Morgan Freeman – Invictus
Colin Firth – A Single Man
Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker

Best Actress
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

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