Awards are rewards which every star asks for. In India, getting a National Award, Filmfare Award or IIFA Award for a film is a big achievement, an appreciation bestowed upon by the fraternity and government. Similarly, in the western world, getting a Grammy Award or Golden Globe Award for cinema/music work is a big reward for an artist. But Oscar Awards are something which every star, director, writer et al craves for, the penultimate accolade. Like every other time, this year too, Oscars is all set to entertain the world and acknowledge the talents of 2017. The only time India managed to leave its mark at Oscars was when AR Rahman won an award for the splendid music of 'Jai Ho' in Danny Boyle directorial 'Slumdog Millionaire' in 2009 awards. Yesterday also, this ace musician, popularly known as The Mozart of Madras, was spotted at Oscars concert where he was seen bonding with Hans Zimmer, a German film score composer and record producer of films like The Dark Knight and The Lion King. The two were seen busy and completely involved in a deep conversation. Rahman tweeted, "Getting ready for the Oscar concert with the LA philharmonic orchestra! .....Photo by Kevin Doucette .." https://twitter.com/arrahman/status/969042280253341697
The Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second consecutive year, will be held on March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. It will air live in India on March 5 on Star Movies and Star Movies Select HD. Recently, our very own desi girl, Priyanka Chopra was seen announcing the nominations of the international awards alongside prominent Hollywood names.