Oscar nominations were announced this morning and it seems like it’s setting up to be Slumdog Millionaire’s night–especially in the categories for original score (where A.R. Rahman is nominated for his score) and original song, where Slumdog holds a 2/3 advantage, as "Jai Ho" by Rahman and Gulzar and "O Saya" by Rahman and M.I.A.(!) are up against Peter Gabriel’s song for Wall-E.
But that might not be the biggest news as far as original song goes, since Bruce Springsteen’s song for The Wrestler, which won the Golden Globe for best original song, wasn’t even nominated for an Oscar. The Boss got totally robbed. At least Rourke got a nod for best actor, but again, they’re really setting up Slumdog for a heck of a night–the Best Picture award is definitely going to that film, especially after two bonafied duds got a nomination (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and The Reader).
The Oscars are live on February 22 at 8 p.m. EST.