SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE NOMINATED FOR 10 ACADEMY
AWARDS INCLUDING BEST PICTURE
Danny Boyle’s SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE has received 10 Academy Award nominations in the following categories:
- Best Picture
- Achievement in Directing for Danny Boyle
- Adapted Screenplay for Simon Beaufoy
- Film Editing
- Sound Editing
- Sound Mixing
- Original Score
- Two nominations for Original song for “Jai Ho” and “O Saya”.
“It’s just amazing. For Slumdog Millionaire to be included in the nominations for the Oscars is a huge honour. When we first began working on the film I don’t think any of us ever imagined that we might end up attending the Oscars ceremony as a result. I’m just so proud to be a part of this project and I have been overwhelmed by the positive reaction to the film. Thank you to everyone who has supported us. I truly feel blessed” - Actor DEV PATEL
"Secretly and sometimes not so secretly, this is the nomination that floats in every screenwriter's dreams. I am fantastically happy and honoured- not just for myself but for Vikas Swarup's wonderful novel without which I would have never started my journey to the world's Maximum City, Mumbai." Writer SIMON BEAUFOY
“I am overjoyed by these nominations and deeply grateful that the Academy has embraced the music of this film. Slumdog Millionaire has paid magical dividends for so many people around the globe. I am deeply honoured to be a part of a film that has inspired so many.” Music Composer A.R. RAHMAN
In an unprecedented fortnight, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE has won four prestigious Golden Globe awards, been nominated for 11 BAFTA awards, had a record breaking 47% increase in box office in its second week on release and still retains the number one spot at the UK Box Office having now taken £7, 041, 524 in its first 13 days of release.