refused to perform the Oscar nominated song for WALL·E
(2008) when the show producers said the song had to be edited down due to its "long" running time. Only the two other nominated songs for Slumdog Millionaire
(2008) were presented in the show performed by John Legend
as being one full act. See more
Anthony Dod Mantle - Winner: Best Cinematography
I found that very inspiring, Natalie and Ben. If I could use as few words on a set on a film like "Slumdog" and get away with it, I wish I could. I wish I could. It's fantastic. I could thank thousands of people. I can't do it. I have to, of course, thank the Academy. I'm very honored with this beautiful thing. Everybody who has worked with me on this film - all over this room, especially over in this little corner here, in the blue corner. And all the people that worked on all the films I've ...