The maestro has done it again. AR Rahman has been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Score for his work on Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours. This is the second time the composer has been nominated for the prestigious awards. His first was for Slumdog Millionaire in 2009, which was also directed by Danny Boyle, and for which he took home the coveted prize.
About being nominated Rahman said, “I am very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press, for recognizing our film. To collaborate with Danny Boyle is a joy in itself, and to receive recognition for the score makes it all the more joyous. This is a blessing beyond words.”
Also nominated are Alexandre Desplat for The King’s Speech, Danny Elfman for Alice in Wonderland, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network and Hans Zimmer for Inception.
In an interview with Lindsay Powers of the Hollywood Reporter he revealed how he found out about the nomination, “I got a call from my wife. She sent me a message. She was really excited.” He added, “I think getting a nomination for the second time is very exciting… The first nomination was unreal too… all the recognition. And then one year past… getting the same nomination. It seems unreal!”
127 Hours was also nominated in the Best Actor category for James Franco and for Best Screenplay. Producer Christian Colson said: “On behalf of everyone involved in making 127 Hours, a huge thank you to HFPA and congratulations to all this year’s nominees! We are thrilled by these nominations. I am particularly excited that James Franco’s extraordinary screen performance has been recognized alongside Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and AR Rahman.” 127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon.
The awards will be handed out in Los Angeles on January 16th. Be sure to check back because we will have a full report if Rahman brings home the Golden Globe again!