A R Rahman loses out on Golden Globe
The 45-year-old musician was up for his second Golden Globe for the Danny Boyle film `127 Hours` and had just a day earlier bagged the best original song trophy at the 16th Critics` Choice Awards for his number `If I Rise` from the film.
The musician who had won his first Golden Globe in 2009 for another of the British director`s film, `Slumdog Millionaire`, is in the running for his second Oscar with the song, which is a collaboration between him and British popstar Dido.
"A year ago I had no idea I`d have the opportunity to score a film. The idea of standing up here to accept this award is surreal," said Reznor, who is the frontman of the rock group `Nine Inch Nails`, in his acceptance speech.
Rahman`s music in `127 Hours`, starring James Franco as real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, who cut off his arm to escape from beneath a boulder after being trapped for more than five days, had received good reviews for it`s "haunting tracks" and "wonderful crescendos."
The musician, known as the `Mozart of Madras` had won two Oscars for his score in `Slumdog Millionaire` at the 2009 Oscars, taking the film`s total haul to eight.
His song `Na Na` from his Hollywood debut venture Couple`s Retreat, was longlisted in the `Best Original Song` category at the 2010 Oscars but failed to win a nomination.
Rahman, who was honoured with a Padma Bhushan last year, had enjoyed a golden run at the 52nd Grammy Awards, where he had again bagged two gramophones for his music in the `Slumdog Millionaire`.