`DAM999` bags two honorary GMA awards

Kochi: `DAM999`, a controversial movie released last year, has bagged two honorary awards at the Global Music Awards (GMA) held in California.

GMA has bestowed the Award of Excellence for the movie`s soundtrack and Award of Merit for original score to the film, directed by Sohan Roy.

Roy`s `DAM 999`, a $10 million film, tells the tale of a cracking dam built during colonial rule and nine people whose lives revolve around the the pressure-mounted dam.

Kerala-born marine engineer-turned-film director, Roy`s movie was last year selected for the 2011 Oscar race in three categories - original song, original score and best picture, but failed to secure a place in the final nomination list.

The GMA honours talented musicians from around the world.