Slumdog Millionaire wins 10 nominations for Oscars

Slumdog Millionaire won 10 nominations at the Oscar for Best Motion Picture, Adapted Screenplay (Simon Beaufoy) and achievements in Cinematography (Anthony Dod Mantle), Directing (Danny Boyle), Editing (Chris Dickens), Original Score (A.R. Rahman) Original Song (Jai Ho, O Saya), Sound Editing (Tom Sayers), Sound Mixing (Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty). The film is about an eighteen-year-old from the slums of Mumbai finds himself competing on the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” where the questions he must answer offer a look back at his earlier life. The show’s host, however, insists that he must be cheating and takes steps to force young Jamal to admit that a boy from such an impoverished background could not possibly possess the knowledge necessary to win the show’s top prize. Awards will be presented Feb. 22 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. The show, produced by Laurence Mark and exec produced by Bill Condon, will air live on ABC-TV.