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'Slumdog Millionaire' people's favourite for Oscar

London, Feb 22 (IANS) Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire' has been voted the film people would most like to win the Best Picture Oscar. The Mumbai-set drama has already won seven BAFTAs and four Golden Globes.

2009-02-22T11:48:00Z
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London, Feb 22 (IANS) Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire' has been voted the film people would most like to win the Best Picture Oscar. The Mumbai-set drama has already won seven BAFTAs and four Golden Globes.

According to a poll carried out for HMV's film and music social networking site getcloser.com, 'Slumdog Millionaire' would win the prize if the victor was decided by the public.

An overwhelming 59 percent of voters named 'Slumdog Millionaire' as their favourite to win Best Picture, with 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' a distant second with 22 percent votes, contactmusic.com reports.

The results were similar in the Best Director category of the getcloser poll, with 59 percent of voters naming Danny Boyle as their choice for Oscar glory.

The rags-to-riches story has received a total of 10 Oscar nominations, including three for Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman and one for Resul Pookutty for sound mixing.

In the acting categories, people picked Mickey Rourke and Kate Winslet for the top prizes, and Taraji P. Henson and the late Heath Ledger for the supporting awards.

'This poll of film fans suggests that 'Slumdog Millionaire' has a great chance of building on its BAFTA success by also prevailing in the key best picture and directing Oscar categories - although it's likely to face a much stronger challenge from 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' this time around,' said Matt Potter, content manager for the networking site.


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vinay9681
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StrangernMoscow 10 years ago You have to stay on the show Shivaji sir... as long as the show is on air!
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mallikaBalu
mallikaBalu 10 years ago Are there ACPs truly like him in real life? I have always wondered.
None can take the baton of ACP Pradyuman
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DivianTanz_Divz 10 years ago He is the best ACP. We too don't want anyone to do the ACP role except him.
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bmtdluver
bmtdluver 10 years ago his answers were really good. He's amazing as ACP
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Saee.T
Saee.T 10 years ago Good answers, CID rocks, love ur role in CID
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pinkmermaid
pinkmermaid 10 years ago he is so much versatile n totally suits the role of ACP.
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yipee
yipee 10 years ago he is a very very good actor...wish him all the luck in life
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Effervescent_R
Effervescent_R 10 years ago CID is 1 show that has been consistent all this time..n ya..no1 can ever Imagine ACP to b any1 other than Shivaji...
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-Twinkles-
-Twinkles- 10 years ago thanks a lot for this article... and yes no one can replace Satam Sir as ACP...
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