A.R. Rahman leads the list of BMI composers and songwriters nominated to take home statuettes at the 83rd Academy Awards, announced Tuesday morning. Rahman earned an impressive two nods: the first in the original score category for “127 Hours”; the second, in the original song field for “If I Rise,” also from “127 Hours.” Atticus Ross’s Golden Globe-winning score for “The Social Network” was also tapped for original score, as was Alexandre Desplat’s work for “The King’s Speech,” which with 12 nods garnered the most nominations of any film.
Nashville hit-makers Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, and Troy Verges were nominated in the original song field thanks to “Coming Home,” which they wrote for film “Country Strong.” The esteemed Alan Menken’s “I See the Light” from “Tangled” will also vie for the original song trophy.
The 2011 Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC at 8 p.m. EST. For more information and a complete list of nominees, visit http://oscar.go.com.
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
“The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company)
Alexandre Desplat (SACEM)
“127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight)
“The Social Network” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
“Coming Home” from “Country Strong” (Sony Pictures Releasing (Screen Gems))
Music and Lyric co-written by Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, and Troy Verges
“I See the Light” from “Tangled” (Walt Disney)
Music by Alan Menken
“If I Rise” from “127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight)
Music by A.R. Rahman