'Slumdog Millionaire' bags award at Oscars indicator
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, Jan. 27, 2009
'Slumdog Millionaire' inched closer to the Oscars after winning
the "Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion
Picture" at the 2009 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards held
at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Monday.
The rags-to-riches story of an slum-dweller in Mumbai who goes
on to win USD 20 million in a reality game show has already received
10 Oscar nominations, including 3 nominations for the music composer
of the film A R Rahman.
The film, directed by British director Danny Bolye has also swept
four Golden Globe two weeks ago, with India getting its first Globe
with A R Rahman's composition 'Jai Ho'.
'Slumdog..' which is based on Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup's novel
'Q and A' has now consolidated its position as an Oscar favourite
which will be held on 22nd February.
On Saturday night, the movie also won the Producers' Guild of America
Award with the film's British producer Christian Coulson being named
producer of the year, a daily reported.
At SAG, actor Anil Kapoor, who plays the TV game show host, accepted
the award along with co-actors Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, said
that it was overwhelming enough just to be nominated.
"But to win this is unbelievable..It's unbelievable...,"
The other films which were nominated for this category were 'Milk',
'Frost/ Nixon', 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', 'Doubt' and
'Milk'. (DD-27.1) Source:india.gov.in