9 feb : Slumdog Millionaire based on India’s diplomat-turned author Vikas Swarup’s novel, won seven awards at the British Academy Film Awards in London.
Slumdog Millionaire bagged the awards for Best Film, Best Director (Danny Boyle), Best Adapted screenplay (Simon Beaufoy), Best Music (A R Rahman), Best Cinematography(Anthony Dod Mantle), Best Editing (Chris Dickens) and the Best Sound (Resul Pookutty, Glen Freemantle, Richard Pryke, Tom Sayers, Ian Tapp).
The film had received 11 nominations.
A R Rahman wins BAFTA award
Adding yet another feather in his cap, music maestro Allah Rakha Rahman bagged the BAFTA award in the best music score category for "Slumdog Millionaire" at a gala event in London on Monday.
After becoming the first Indian to win the Golden Globe and getting a triple Oscar nomination in two categories for the same movie, Rahman, 43, is the first Indian musician to win the BAFTA award.
Apart from Rahman, Resul Pookutty was the other Indian to win a BAFTA Award for Best Sound editing for Slumdog Millionaire.Rahman’s composition ‘Jai Ho’ for British director Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, earned him the Critics Choice Award for Best Composer in 2008 and the Golden Globe in the category of Best Original Score.
Rahman, born in Chennai on 6th January, 1966, was nominated in the Best Original Score and Best Original Song categories for two of his compositions – ‘Jai Ho’ and ‘O Saya’ at the Oscar.