AR Rahman first Indian to win BAFTA Award
Slumdog Millionaire adapted from India’s diplomat-turned author Vikas Swarup’s novel Q&A, received 11 nominations at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts(BAFTA) Awards and won 7 awards.
After becoming the first Indian to win the Golden Globe and getting a triple Oscar nomination in two categories for Slumdog Millionaire, AR Rahman became the first Indian to win the BAFTA award in the best music score category.
Resul Pookutty was the other Indian to win a BAFTA award for best sound editing for the same film.
Slumdog Millionaire bagged the awards for best film, best director (Danny Boyle), best adapted screenplay (Simon Beaufoy), best music (A R Rahman), best cinematography (Anthony Dod Mantle), best editing (Chris Dickens) and best sound (Resul Pookutty, Glen Freemantle, Richard Pryke, Tom Sayers, Ian Tapp).