A. R. Rahman bags Best Music award at BAFTAsFebruary 9th, 2009 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): ”Slumdog Millionaire” won seven gongs at the BAFTAs, including the Best Music award for A. R. Rahman.
The story of an 18-year-old boy from rags-to-riches also won the Best Film and Best Director for Danny Boyle.
Resul Pookutty was the other Indian to win a BAFTA award for best sound editing.
Other awards included Best Editing, Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay.
“It feels pretty nice to be here. I”ve been directing a long time. It’’s a real honour for the film and I”m delighted for everyone, especially the actors,” the Sun quoted director Boyle as saying.
“I thought I would never want to do a film about a gameshow.
“I”m not really a big time director. I try to concentrate on projects I can keep control on. So it’’s extraordinary when something like this takes off,” he added.
Kate Winslet and Mickey Rourke walked away with the top awards for The Reader and The Wrestler, respectively.
Heath Ledger won the posthumous gong for Best Supporting for his dramatic role as Dark Knight villain The Joker, while Penelope Cruz won the Best Supporting Actress for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
The list of winners as follows:
Best Actor-Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Best Actress- Kate Winslet, The Reader
Best Film- Slumdog Millionaire
Best Music- AR Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Director-Danny Boyle, Sulmdog Millionaire
Best Screenplay- Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Supporting Actor-Heath Ledger, Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress- Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (ANI)
- Slumdog Millionaire becomes 4th highest Oscar-winning flick with 8 awards - Feb 23, 2009
- En route to Oscars, 'Slumdog Millionaire' sweeps BAFTA awards (Lead) - Feb 09, 2009
- Oscars beckon as 'Slumdog Millionaire' sweeps BAFTA awards (Second Lead) - Feb 09, 2009
- AR Rahman wins Golden Globe for ''Slumdog Millionaire'' - Jan 12, 2009
- AR Rahman creates history with 2 Oscars - Feb 23, 2009
- Nominations for BAFTA 2009 Film Awards - Jan 15, 2009
- 'Slumdog Millionaire' wins seven Bafta awards - Feb 09, 2009
- Top 10 Big Screen Performances of 2008 revealed - Dec 31, 2008
- List of Oscar nominees - Feb 21, 2009
- Fox News'' list of ''Oscar nominations'' - Dec 28, 2008
- Brangelina draw big cheers at the BAFTAs - Feb 09, 2009
- List of major Golden Globe Award winners - Jan 12, 2009
- Hugh Jackman had the time of his life hosting Oscars - Feb 24, 2009
- Rahman loses BAFTA - Feb 14, 2011
- Best supporting actress award for Penelope Cruz - Dec 05, 2008
Tags: actor heath, actress penelope, ar rahman, bafta award, baftas, best actress, best cinematography, best screenplay, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, danny boyle, dramatic role, gameshow, heath ledger, london feb, mickey rourke, music award, penelope cruz, rags to riches, time director