Boyle wins the Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing for his drama Slumdog Millionaire. Reese Witherspoon presents the award.
Finally, just to say to Mumbai: Unending, inseparable, unborn. All of you who helped us make the film and all of those of you who didn’t, thank you so much. You dwarf even this guy [gesturing to the statuette]. Thank you very much indeed.