A Dubai-based moviemaker may be about to scoop an award or two at this year's Oscar Awards in Los Angles. DAM999, the debut release from Sohan Roy, has been shortlisted for three nominations including Best Picture at the prestigious awards ceremony next month. The film, which is multilingual, has also been nominated for Best Original Score, with three of the songs it features having been put forward for the prize of Best Original Song. "I'm thrilled that my movie has made it in the preliminary rounds. It's beyond the imagination of any debut director," Mr Roy explained in an interview with Gulf News. "It's definitely a great feeling to be shortlisted for the nominations in the three categories. I'm just waiting for the nominations to be announced.'' The film received rave reviews at last month's Dubai International Film Festival and last year's Cannes Film Festival. If the film were to scoop one or more awards in Los Angles, it would certainly make a significant landmark for arts in Dubai.