A.R.Rahman Wins Golden Globe; Hooray

Noted Indian music director A.R.Rahman has won the Original Score Golden Globe award for Slumdog Millionaire.

Rahman is the first Indian to win the Golden Globe. 

In his acceptance speech, Rahman, a legend in his country, thanked the billion people of India.

What a shame the idiot presenter at Golden Globes couldn’t even pronounce Rahman’s name right.

Listen to Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire.

15 Responses to "A.R.Rahman Wins Golden Globe; Hooray"

  1. neo   January 11, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    do you think A.R.RAHMAN is the best indian music composer

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Rahman is awesome but best is a dynamic term.

  2. joeantony   January 11, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    wow what a moment for Indian cinema.

  3. gk   January 12, 2009 at 12:28 am

    He’s the first Indian to win a Golden Globe….Indian TV channels are pouring praises on him…definitely a proud moment !! she said ‘A.R.Raman’ (as sounded to me!)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The guy (voiceover) & the guy who came over later and (mis)corrected the pronunciation both messed up the name.

    And the lady (as you point out above) said A.R.Raman.

  4. Skjoldbjærg   January 12, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I compared the Original Score winners from Golden Globe and Academy Awards.. about 50% of the time they match.. Slumdog seems to be universally liked.. So I think ARR has about 80% chance of winning Oscar too. Great!

    He seems very shy for a guy with so much talent and accomplishments.

    Kate Beckinsale did enunciate(or whatever the right word is) the “H” in Rahman.. just not as much as we are used to, I think.

    Wondering what SRINIVAS would have to say about a Muslim winning the award for India.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Have you had a chance to see Slumdog yet?

    2. You write: Wondering what SRINIVAS would have to say about a Muslim winning the award for India

    Only he/she/it knows. 😉

  5. Skjoldbjærg   January 12, 2009 at 11:39 am

    No.. not yet.. I am very lazy.

    Had a choice to watch a pirated DVD at a friend’s place.. but was able to overcome the temptation.

    Arguably Winslet had as big a night as ARR.. is this the first time an actor/actress wins both the main and supporting categories?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: is this the first time an actor/actress wins both the main and supporting categories?

    Not sure…did a quick check on Kate Winslet to see if there were references to other double-winners…didn’t find any.

    If we were to guess, we’d say some actor/actress must have struck gold twice (in the same year) in 66 years.

    For folks with lots of time, we suggest you check here & please let us know if there have been other Double Winners in the same year.

  6. Skjoldbjærg   January 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    “you check this & let us know”

    Yes Boss!

    Rented “Pineapple Express” from Redbox.. will put off watching it, to work on this project.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Not specifically aimed at you. It was a generic For someone with lots of time

    Just like the Law of unintended consequences, there’s the Law of unintended meanings, we guess.

    Reworded the earlier response so that it does not seem directed at you.

    What’s the Rbox code pls…going out in a short while & must recover the $12 wasted on Villu

  7. Skjoldbjærg   January 12, 2009 at 2:06 pm


    No offense taken.

    is a very good list.. but what Kate did (two acting awards) is unprecedented in Academy awards.. searching for a similar list for GG now.. GG has a better chance of having multiple-acting-awards-occurrences because of the more number of acting categories.. Even Meryl Streep had a chance this year..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:


    Kate Winslett is not the first. There have been other multiple-winners in the same year. For instance, Helen Mirren in 2007…i.e at the 64th Golden Globe Awards.

    Kate is probably the fourth actor to win a double Golden Globe award in the same year.

  8. StrYngLad74   January 12, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Well, now I know that the Golden Globes judges smoke something weird too.

    SD for Best Picture Oscar, I suppose? That wouldn’t be a surprise for me.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: now I know that the Golden Globes judges smoke something weird too.

    Whatever weed they’re smoking, we’d like some of that too.

    SD is a nice movie.

  9. Skjoldbjærg   January 12, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Good going!

    but Liza and Helen didn’t score multiple wins in the same year according to
    http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0591485/awards – nominated only for one and won it.
    http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000166/awards – nominated for two in ’98, but only won for “As Good as It Gets”.. don’t miss it, if you haven’t watched it already.. but it is highly unlikely that you’d have missed it.. it has beaten to death on cable.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Yes, Liza & Helen didn’t win twice in the same year. We fixed it before we left on our RedBox trip but you probably saw the earlier version.

    Picked up Bangkok Dangerous (Nicholas Cage)…let’s see if it’s worth what we paid ($0).

    BTW, the lines at RedBox are getting longer. Not sure if it’s the economy, convenience or perceived value.

    (Non-U.S. visitors: RedBox is a movie DVD rental kiosk where you pay $1 per day or $0 if you have a coupon. Yes, since we desis are the cheapest SOBs on the planet bar none we probably use the free coupons more than any other ethnic group).

  10. mihi_rex   January 12, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Although I am happy for A.R. Rahman, for winning a Golden Globe, I don’t think he deserved it. There are a few good songs in the soundtrack like, Jai Ho, Lathika’s theme, and Paper Planes (which is not even his composition). But there wasn’t really a solid background score, at least one worthy of a GG. His earlier movies like Bombay, Roja, Kannathil Muthammittal, etc., have some excellent BGMs that are worthy of praise, but not Slumdog Millionaire. Besides, Slumdog Millionaire has such a gripping screenplay, that a background score was not even necessary. Anyways, what i’m saying is that either Frost/Nixon, or The Curious Case of Benjamin Button should have won the GG for its original score. What do you think?

    P.S.: Don’t you think ‘The Dark Knight’ also had a really good bkground score?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. This awards business is a funny thing in life. Last year, we thought Sweeney Todd would sweep every possible award at the Oscars but it got only one (Art Direction).

    2. You write: Besides, Slumdog Millionaire has such a gripping screenplay, that a background score was not even necessary

    Good point and very true.

    3. Just re-listened to The Dark Knight music on YouTube. Superb & better. But obviously the 80 or 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association thought differently. Perhaps they were swayed by the different element of the East.

    4. Bottomline, we think you make a compelling case against Rehman for SD. While it was not bad, it didn’t rise to the level of a classic. As with a lot of things in life, timing & luck played a crucial part here too.

  11. Skjoldbjærg   January 13, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Could they be smoking the God’s V..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The apex of the vortex of joint engineering

    Have you ever tried some Indian sweets (North Indian sweets) after a regular joint not the trifecta in Pineapple Express 😉

  12. rahmansrikanth   January 13, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I am fan of a.r.rahman sir. From his position,when any other music directors occupy,they jump to earth and sky. Rahman is so controlled and honuring us..a.r.r rockz

  13. Skjoldbjærg   January 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Never even tried a regular joint.. 🙁 I am very interested now, but don’t know from where. You should probably open a section for that.. to help liberate virgin desis like me.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You could try growing your own – a kitchen garden? Or a short trip to Amsterdam…Oregon has fairly liberal laws if you’re in pain, we’ve heard.

  14. Skjoldbjærg   January 13, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Amsterdam seems like the most viable option. Harold and Kumar also goes to Amsterdam for the same quest in part 2.. it wasn’t as good as White Castle.

  15. Skjoldbjærg   January 13, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Sad news for TZP fans.. I wasn’t one.


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Good news…people who profit from theft should not win.

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