M.I.A. Beats Out The Boss for Oscar Music Nominees

January 22, 2009

With both films nominated for best original score, Slumdog Millionaire and Wall-E are atop the list of Oscar music nominees. The two films are the only contenders in the best original song category, with "Down to Earth" from WALL-E performed by Peter Gabriel and the Slumdog songs, "Jai Ho" performed by Gulzar and "O Saya" performed by M.I.A.

The Slumdog score was penned by A.R. Rahman, while Thomas Newman wrote the score for "WALL-E."

The other best original score nominees are Alexandre Desplat for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, James Newton Howard for Defiance and Danny Elfman for Milk.

What happened to The Boss? Thought the dude was a shoe-in for The Wrestler track.

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