'Slumdog' saga continues with more Oscar nominations

Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) The "Slumdog Millionaire" saga continues with the British director Danny Boyle's Mumbai-set film picking up more key award nominations in the run up to next month's Academy Awards.

While the Writers Guild of America nominated it for best Adapted Screenplay for screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, the American Society of Cinematographers picked it up for Best Cinematography nomination for Anthony Dod Mantle Wednesday.

Most of those nominated by the WGA and ASC go on to earn Academy Award nominations as well. The WGA will announce its winners Feb 7 while the ASC will unveil its award recipient Feb 15.

Last year, the two WGA winners, "Juno for Original Scre