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India-born film editor Tariq Anwar in Oscar race

Posted by on February 23, 2011 0 Comment

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India-born British film editor Tariq Anwar is in the Oscar race with a nomination for his work in the hugely popular historical drama “The King’s Speech”.

This is his second nomination for the prestigious award. In 1999, he was nomianted for “American Beauty”.

Raised in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Tariq has been working as a film editor in Britain for more than two decades and has worked on films like “The Good Shepherd” and “Sylvia”.

Tariq won two BAFTA awards for “Oppenheimer” and “American Beauty”.

The other Indian name in the Oscar nomination list is, of course, composer A.R. Rahman. The Chennai-based maestro, who won two Oscars for “Slumdog Millionaire” in 2009, has been nominated for two awards for “127 Hours” this year.

Colin Firth starrer “The King’s Speech”, which has been appreciated across the globe, has received 12 Oscar nominations.

Tariq will be competing with Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter (“The Social Network”), Jon Harris (“127 Hours”), Pamela Martin (“The Fighter”) and Andrew Weisblum (“Black Swan”) for the prestigious award, which will be given Sunday at a gala ceremony.

Tariq’s children are also in showbiz – his daughter Gabrielle Anwar plays Fiona Glenanne in “Burn Notice”, while his son Rafiq is also an actor and he directs as well.

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