Slumdog Millionaire sweeps Oscar Awards with A.R.Rahman

The much publicized movie, "Slumdog Millionaire" has swept the 81st Annual Academy Awards, most popularly known as the Oscars, by winning eight awards. Slumdog Millionaire had been nominated in 10 categories at the Oscars.The film has been chosen as the Best picture and Danny Boyle has bagged the award for Best Direction.

The first award for the film was for Simon Beaufoy for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Anthony Dod Mantle won the award the Best Cinematography category.
Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty for Best Sound mixing.
Chris Dickens for Best Film editing.
A.R. Rahman for Best Music Score.
A.R. Rahman; Lyric by Gulzar for Best Song.

Rahman had also been named best composer at the Golden Globes last month.
Known for his musical versatility -- from romantic compositions to foot-tapping numbers, Rahman has innovated with different instruments and sounds to create some of India's best-known musical hits since the last decade.