Beverly Hills (California), Jan 25 (Jagran News Network): Creating history of sorts once again, musical maestro A R Rahman was nominated for two Oscar Awards - Best Original Song and Best Original Score for his “If I rise” song for Danny Boyle’s 127 hours.

He won two Academy Awards in the same categories in 2009 for Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire.

Rahman will also be competing for the Best Original Score trophy with John Powell ('How to Train Your Dragon'), Hans Zimmer ('Inception'), Alexandre Desplat ('The King's
Speech') and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross ('The Social Network').

The nominees in the Best Song category are 'Coming Home' from 'Country Strong', 'I See the Light' from 'Tangled' and 'We Belong Together' from 'Toy Story 3'.

He had lost out on the golden trophy last year, after his song 'Na Na' (from 'Couple's Retreat') failed to get a nomination despite being in the long list for the 'Best Song' category.

Rahman has already won a Critics Choice award this year for the film, which has received good reviews for it's "haunting tracks" and "wonderful crescendos", and is in the running for a  Best Original Music BAFTA for the same.

Earlier, the 'Jai Ho' hitmaker had lost out on a Golden Globe in the same category to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who won for their music in 'The Social Network'.

Rahman, who was honoured with a Padma Bhushan last year, had enjoyed a golden run at the 52nd Grammy Awards, where he had again bagged two gramophones for his music in the Slumdog Millionaire.

The 45-year-old composer is also in the race for his second BAFTA after being nominated in the Best Original Music category for the same film. The song is his collaboration with British singer Dido.

His music in '127 Hours', starring James Franco as real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, who cut off his arm to escape from beneath a boulder after being trapped for more than five days, had received good reviews for it's "haunting tracks" and "wonderful crescendos."

Other important nominations:

BEST PICTURE
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone

BEST ACTOR
Javier Bardem "Biutiful"
Jeff Bridges "True Grit"
Jesse Eisenberg "The Social Network"
Colin Firth "The King's Speech"
James Franco "127 Hours"

BEST ACTRESS
Annette Bening "The Kids Are All Right"
Nicole Kidman "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence "Winter's Bone"
Natalie Portman "Black Swan"
Michelle Williams "Blue Valentine"