It doesn’t seem to be a lucky year for A R Rahman. After losing the Golden Globe award, the composer Sunday (Feb 13) lost the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for best original music in Danny Boyle’s ‘127 Hours’.
The Oscar winning composer lost the award to Alexandre Desplat, who composed the soundtrack for ‘The King’s Speech’.
Rahman, who won a BAFTA in 2009 for his work in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, can now pin his hopes only on the ultimate – the Oscars. He has been nominated in two categories – original score and original song at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards for the original score in ‘127 Hours’ as well as the original song ‘If I Rise’ for the same movie.
Earlier this year, Rahman won the Best Original Song award at the 16th Critics’ Choice Movie awards for ‘127 Hours’.
Meanwhile, ‘The King’s Speech’ swept BAFTA awards as the movie received seven trophies across various categories.
At a glittering ceremony in London, the British royal drama, which is about a stammering monarch, took away the awards for best film, outstanding British film, original screenplay, best actor (Colin Firth), best supporting actor (Geoffrey Rush), best supporting actress (Helena Bonham Carter), and best original music (Alexandre Desplat).
Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception’ and David Fincher’s ‘The Social Network’ had a tie with three awards each.
While ‘Inception won for best visual effects, best sound and best production design, ‘The Social Network’ bagged trophies in the best director, best adapted screenplay and best editing categories.
The best actress award was claimed by Natalie Portman for ‘Black Swan’.
A special award for outstanding British contribution to cinema was given to the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise.
‘Toy Story 3’ took away the award for the best animated film, beating ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘How To Train Your Dragon’.(IANS)