Rahman loses out on Globe GlobeBy IANS
Monday, January 17, 2011
LOS ANGELES - Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman wasn’t second time lucky. He lost out on the trophy for best original score-motion picture for Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross who composed 18 songs 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”) at the awards here Sunday.
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 Chennai-based Rahman’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.
Rahman, who has composed several lilting tracks for Indian fils, bagged two Oscars in 2009 for best original score in “Slumdog Millionaire” and its popular theme song “Jai Ho”.