Slumdog Millionaire – Danny Boyle’s Oscar Hope?


Slumdog Millionaire is one of the surprise critical hits of the season, with many top pundits predicting a Best Picture nomination at next year’s Oscars, as well as a possible (and long-deserved) nomination for director Danny Boyle.

The film centers around Jamal Malik, an 18-year-old who is one question away from winning 20 million rupees on India’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. When he is accused of cheating, Jamal tells the story of his life, and how each significant moment provided him with the answer to each of the questions.

Danny Boyle is one of the best directors working today. Although he’s best known for helming Trainspotting, his more recent offerings (Millions, 28 Days Later, Sunshine) are underrated classics.

The buzz around this film is deafening, and in an Oscar season full of faltering giants, it would be great to see a Slumdog at the festival.

Check the amazing trailer out below, and let us know what you think in the comments.

Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle (with assistance from Brick Lane casting director Loveleen Tandan), stars Dev Patel and Mia Drake. It opens December 26 in Australia.


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One Response to “Slumdog Millionaire – Danny Boyle’s Oscar Hope?”

  1. It looks amazing.Danny Boyle has proven time and time again he can deliver amazing films without relying on massive budgets, A-list stars or gratuitous special effects.I got shivers from the trailer. I can’t wait for that one.

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