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Rahman in Oscar shortlist with two nominations

A R Rahman. (REUTERS)

By Staff

Indian music maestro AR Rahman has received two nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards for the original score in Danny Boyle's '127 Hours' as well as original song 'If I Rise' for the same movie.

The composer, who won a double Oscar for his work in 'Slumdog Millionaire' in 2009, is now vying for the golden statuette for the original score with John Powell ('How To Train Your Dragon'), Hans Zimmer ('Inception'), Alexandre Desplat ('The King's Speech'), Trent Rezmor and Atticus Ross ('The Social Network') in the original music category.

Rahman is sharing his nomination for best song category with Dido and Rolo Armstrong, who have penned the lyrics of 'If I Rise'.