Clint Eastwood locks horns with A. R. Rahman

What might have appeared unlikely for many is all set to happen at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards. How many of us would have though that the legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood and our own music wizard A. R. Rahman will be in contention for the same award.The Golden Globe awards would be presented tomorrow (January 11, 2009). One among A. R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire), Clint Eastwood (Changeling), Alexandre Desplat (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), James Newton Howard (Defiance) and Hans Zimmer (Frost / Nixon) will win the prestigious award for Best Original Score in a Motion Picture.

Although every Indian’s heart would be beating for a Rahman victory, the Mozart of Madras is up against some really big names such as Hans Zimmer, who scored the background music for the film ‘The Lion King’ and eventually went on to win the Oscar and Golden Globe awards in the year 1995. Zimmer also won the Golden Globe award for the film ‘Gladiator’ in the year 2000. Hans Zimmer is in the race for this year’s Golden Globe for the film ‘Frost / Nixon’.Alexandre Desplat who has been nominated for the film ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ has already won a Golden Globe for the 2006 film ‘The painted Veil’.Clint Eastwood has won many awards in many categories including best actor, director, outstanding achievement in film, Lifetime achievement etc. This years Golden Globe would be very special for him as he has been nominated in the music category for the film ‘Changeling’.A. R. Rahman, as we all know has been in exhilarating form churning out melodies that simply impress no matter what mood the listener is in. His composition for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is soothing and at the same time pregnant with emotions.Let’s hope A. R. Rahman overcomes all the other contestants and comes out as the winner. That indeed would be a terrific honor for India.


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