Rahman loses out on Golden Globes to ‘The Social Network’

Sunday, January 16, 2011

LOS ANGELES - Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman could not get second time lucky. He lost out on the trophy for the best original score - motion picture for Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” at the 68th Annual Golden Globes Awards to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross who won it for “The Social Network”.

Rahman, the double Oscar-award wining composer, was competing with the likes of Alexandre Desplat (”The King’s Speech”), Danny Elfman (”Alice in Wonderland”) and Hans Zimmer (”Inception”).

The David Fincher-helmed blockbuster drama “The Social Network” is about the founding of the social networking website Facebook and its resulting lawsuits.

As Reznor once called it, the score is dark and the movie itself contains 18 songs, some of which are not found on the soundtrack. These include songs from The Beatles, Bob Marley, 10cc, Gluecifer and The White Stripes.

This was the Chennai-based composer’s second stint at Hollywood’s second most prestigious annual movie prize after Boyle’s Mumbai-based underdog drama “Slumdog Millionaire”.

The soundtrack of “127 Hours” includes the popular song “If I Rise”, a collaboration between Rahman and pop star Dido that won the Mozart of Madras, as he is fondly called, the best original song award at the 16th Critics’ Choice Movie awards Friday.

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