Slumdog Millionaire gets one more accolade and this time it is Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score. Apart from that, the film has also earned three other nominations for Best Picture-Drama, Best Director for Boyle and Best Screenplay for Simon Beaufoy for the 2008 Golden Globe Awards given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Slumdog Millionaire has already won two awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association – Best Director for Boyle and Best Music for Rahman. It also won the runner-up prize for Best Cinematography for Anthony Dod Mantle. Further the movie has also won the Best Cinematography prize from The New York Film Critics’ Circle and earned six Critics Choice Award nominations for Picture, Director (Boyle), Writer (Simon Beaufoy), Young Actor (Dev Patel), Composer (Rahman), and Song (“Jai Ho”).
The film tells the heart warming story of an 18-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai who goes on to win a whopping Rs.20 million ($420,000) on India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” game show.
Jamal Mailk – the orphan character is plated by Dev Patel and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” host is played by Prem Kumar – Anil Kapoor. Other actors of this movie are Irfan Khan, Mahesh Manjrekar and Saurabh Shukla.