of Madras''A R Rahman's
chance to win back-to-back Oscars ended on Tuesday
as he failed to win a nomination in the
' Best Original Song'
The music composer, who won a
double Grammy a couple of days ago, was long-listed
in the category for his score 'Na
na..' in his Hollywood
debut venture 'Couple's
However 'Na na...'
lost the race to ‘Almost there...’ ('The Princess
and the Frog' by Randy Newman); ‘Down in New
Orleans...’ (‘The Princess and the Frog’ by Newman);
‘Loin de Paname...’ (‘Paris 36’ by Reinhardt Wagner
and Frank Thomas); ‘Take it all...’ (‘Nine’ by Maury
Yeston) and ‘The weary kind...’ (‘Crazy Heart’ by
Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett).
The nominees were announced by actress Anne
Hathaway in a ceremony in Beverly Hills. The
ceremony will take place on March 7, hosted by Steve
Martin and Alec Baldwin.
Meanwhile, James Cameron's 'Avatar' and his
former wife Kathryn Bigelow's 'Hurt Locker' will
fight it out for top honours at this year's Academy
Awards after receiving nine nominations each.
Both the films have been nominated in the 'Best
Picture' category with Cameron and Bigelow being
pitted against each other in the Best Director