India’s music maestro AR Rahman may end up getting his third Oscar nomination in the best original score category after making it to the list of 114 probables, while Hindi film Jal also features in the list of Best Picture Oscar hopefuls. Rahman, who has previously been nominated for 127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire for which he won two Oscars, has made it to the list for three of his films including Hollywood movies The Hundred-Foot Journey, Million Dollar Arm and Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil film Kochadaiiyaan.
Girish Malik’s directorial debut Jal on water scarcity has also found a place among the 100 films shortlisted for nomination in the best picture category, as well as in the best original score list for Sonu Nigam and Bickram Ghosh’s rustic compositions.
Jal features in the best picture list as an independent submission, while India will officially be represented at the Academy awards in the best foreign feature category by Geetu Mohandas’ Liar’s Dice. Nominations for the Academy Awards will be announced on January 15 and the ceremony will be held on February 22, 2015.
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