He had set a jubilant record by bagging two coveted Oscars for the soundtrack of Slumdog Millionaire in 2009 and now Indian music maestro AR Rahman has the chance to repeat the feat once again.
His work for Pele: Birth of a Legend has found a spot in the list of Oscar contenders.
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Rahman's name features in a long list of 145 scores in contention for a nomination in the Original Score category for the 89th Academy Awards.
Also, Ginga, his acclaimed number from the 2016 biographical film, is part of the long list of 91 songs, which are competing for a spot in the final nominations for the Original Song category.
The long lists of both the categories were released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on its official website.
Final nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced on , ahead of the presentation ceremony, which will take place on at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.
Rahman had earlier made India proud with his twin win at the Academy Awards in 2009. He won for his Best Original Score and also the Best Original Song Jai Ho, from the film starring Freida Pinto, Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan.
Pelé: Birth of a Legend is an American biographical film about the early life of Brazilian footballer Pelé, starring Kevin de Paula as the young icon.
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