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Thread: Rahman invited!
07-02-2009, 11:48 AM #1
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which conducts the most-coveted Oscar Awards, has extended an invitation to maestro AR Rahman to join the organisation.
With his twin Oscars for Slumdog Millionaire this year, Rahman has become a name to reckon with in Hollywood.
The entire technical team of Slumdog..., including director Danny Boyle, cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle, editor Chris ****ens and producer Christian Colson, are among the 134 eminent personalities who have been extended the invitation this year. Other notable names include actors Hugh Jackman, Seth Rogen, James Franco, actress Anne Hathaway and musician Peter Gabriel.
In a press release issued by the body, Academy president Sid Ganis said, “It’s this kind of talent and creativity that makes up the Academy, and I welcome each of them to our ranks.”And, Rahman duly acknowledged the invitation on his micro-blogging page. “Thanks the Academy for the invitation to membership.”
07-02-2009, 12:15 PM #2