Bruce Springsteen won the Golden Globe last night (Jan. 11) for best song for the title track from “The Wrestler,” while A.R. Rahman won best original score for “Slumdog Millionaire.”
It’s Springsteen’s second Golden Globe; he won in 1994 for “Streets of Philadelphia” from “Philadelphia.” That year, the same song also won the best song Oscar. “The Wrestler” was released as a digital single last month and will appear as a bonus track on Springsteen’s new album, “Working on a Dream,” due Jan. 27 from Columbia.
It was Rahman’s first Golden Globe nomination and win. Long considered one of the masters of Bollywood music, he has won nine Filmfare Awards and four Silver Lotus Awards, India’s two most prestigious film ceremonies. Western audiences may be most familiar with his work in 2007’s “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” and 2001’s “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time In India.”
Winners of the Golden Globes are determined by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and are often considered a precursor of contenders for the Academy Awards.
Nominations for the Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 22; the Oscars will be held Feb. 22.