For the first time since 1987, one of the four acting winners was not present to accept his award: the late Heath Ledger
. He was also the only one of the 20 nominated actors not present at the ceremony. See more
A.R. Rahman - Winner: Best Original Score and Best Original Song
Before coming, I was excited and terrified. The last time I felt like that was during my marriage. There's a dialogue from a Hindi film, called "Mere paas ma hai," which means, "I have nothing but I have a mother." So mother's here, her blessings are there with me. I am grateful for her to have come all the way. And I want to thank the Academy for being so kind, all the jury members. I want to thank Sam Schwartz, I/D PR, all the crew of "Slumdog," Mr. Gulzar, Raqueeb Alam, Blaaze, my musicians ...
Hooray for Hollywood
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played during end credits See more