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Academy Award Nominations 2008

January 22, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

oscarstatuette The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) have announced the nominations for the 81st Academy Awards, honoring the best in film in 2008.

In the Best Original Score category, the nominees are:

  • ALEXANDRE DESPLAT for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • DANNY ELFMAN for Milk
  • JAMES NEWTON HOWARD for Defiance
  • THOMAS NEWMAN for Wall*E
  • A. R. RAHMAN for Slumdog Millionaire

This is the first Oscar nomination for Rahman. It is the 2nd nomination for Desplat, the 4th nomination for Elfman, the 6th nomination for Howard, and the 10th nomination for Newman. None of the nominees have ever won an Academy Award before

In the Best Original Song category, the nominees are:

  • THOMAS NEWMAN and PETER GABRIEL for “Down to Earth” from Wall*E
  • A. R. RAHMAN and SAMPOORAN SINGH KALRA (GULZAR) for “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire
  • A. R. RAHMAN and MATHANGI ARULPRAGASAM (M.I.A.) for “O Saya” from Slumdog Millionaire

The winners of the 81st Academy Awards will be announced on February 22, 2009.

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