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    Default India’s Oscar hopes dashed, Rahman, Anwar return empty handed

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    A R Rahman failed to recreate his 'Slumdog Millionaire' Oscar magic this year, losing out in the Best Original Score and Best Song categories at the 83rd Academy Awards here today.

    Indian hopes were further dashed when NRI editor Tariq Anwar failed to bag the Best Film Editing trophy for the British drama 'The King's Speech', which went to Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter of 'The Social Network'.

    Rahman, dressed in a black sherwani, performed his nominated track 'If I Rise' from the the Danny Boyle film '127 Hours' with British popstar Florence Welch to much applause.

    But the 45-year-old lost the Best Song trophy to Randy Newman who won for his composition 'We Belong Together' from 'Toy Story' 3.
    The golden statuette for the Best Original Score went to composer duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross who won for their soundtrack in the fantasy blockbuster 'The Social Network'.

    Rahman was hoping to repeat his golden run at the 2009 Oscars, where he won two statuettes for his music in another of Boyle's film, the Mumbai based potboiler 'Slumdog Millionaire'.
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