Year: 2008 (81st) Academy Awards
Category: Music (Original Song)
Song Title: "Jai Ho"
Film Title: Slumdog Millionaire
Winner: Music by A.R. Rahman; Lyric by Gulzar (Gulzar not present)
Presenter: Zac Efron, Alicia Keys
Date & Venue: February 22, 2009; Kodak Theatre
I just want to thank again the whole crew of "Slumdog Millionaire," especially Danny Boyle for giving such a great opportunity. And the whole, all the people from Mumbai. The essence of the film, which is about optimism and the power of hope in our lives, and all my life I've had a choice of hate and love. I chose love and I'm here. God bless.
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