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RIGHT AFTER THE SHOW:
SAJA/SAMMA live, two-hour call-in show begins as soon as the Best Picture Oscar is announced: Sunday night, 11:45 pm-1:45 am NYC time; 8:45 pm-10:45 pm Hollywood time; Monday, 10:15 am-12:15 pm Bollywood time; (see local time around the world: http://snurl.com/ca2x0)
11:55 pm ET: SLUMDOG OSCAR #8: Best Picture
11:20 pm ET: SLUMDOG OSCAR #7: Danny Boyle for Best Director
11:05 pm ET: Freida Pinto presents the Best Foreign Film category with Liam Neeson
11:02 pm ET: SLUMDOG OSCAR #6: Best Song: "Jai Ho" for A.R. Rahman and Gulzar
11:00 pm ET: Rahman sings "Jai Ho" - medley with John Legend
10:58 pm ET: The Bollywood dancers stay on as John Legend sings "Down to Earth" from "Wall-E"
10:56 pm ET: Bollywood dancers (see contact info for them at 5:45 pm - scroll below) and A.R. Rahman perform "O Saya"
10:54 pm ET: SLUMDOG OSCAR #5: Original score: A.R. Rahman. Tamil spoken for the first time on an Oscar stage.
10:53 pm ET: Slumdog's score is played by the Academy Award orchestra
10:37 pm ET: SLUMDOG OSCAR #4: Film Editing: Chris Dickens
10:32 pm ET: SLUMDOG OSCAR #3: Sound Mixing: Resul Pookutty, Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke
via Twitter: @anantha Resul Pookutty dedicates his award to the country that gave the world the word OM.
[My father, T.P. Sreenivasan, reports from Kerala, India: Pookutty's story is also a rags to riches story. He was born in a small village in Kerala; went to Mumbai and worked hard to accomplish this much. Seeing the scenes at his village Anchal. Great excitement in Kerala. Someone is saying that sound mixing is cheaper here and with Pookutty's win, more people will wake up to indian opportunities in the area]
10:30 pm ET: Slumdog does NOT win for Sound Editing - it goes to "The Dark Knight"
10:18 pm ET: ANOTHER INDIAN-THEMED OSCAR: "Smile Pinki" - about cleft-palate surgery and the Smile Train, wins Oscar for Best Documentary Short
10:10 pm ET: Shot of Ben Kingsley in the audience
[my father, T.P. Sreenivasan, reports from Kerala, India: "I just saw young Latika's mother talking from Dharavi! She says the children should get the Oscar."]
9:43 pm ET: Judd Apatow short film with Seth Rogan features James Franco character confusing "Love Guru" with "Slumdog"
9:35 pm ET: SLUMDOG OSCAR #2: Anthony Dod Mantle - cinematography for Slumdog.
9:01 pm ET: SLUMDOG OSCAR #1: Simon Beaufoy - adapted screenplay for Slumdog.
[my father, T.P. Sreenivasan, reports from Kerala, India: "strangely Indian TV is saying award for India"]
8:33 pm ET: Host Hugh Jackson sings "Who Wants to 2 Be a Millionaire," full of Slumdog references.
8:12 pm ET: Zac Ephron, star of High School Musical, is asked what he's excited about and says, meeting Dev Patel.
8:10 pm ET: The group below is being interviewed by ABC's Robin Roberts.
8 pm ET: ABC Red Carpet Special starts: The Slumdog cast and crew open the show with: "This is Hollywood!"
7:50 pm ET: Catching up with the CNN.com Marquee live blogging:
06:50 PM ET Slumdog child’s “thank you” to the crowd just broke my heart… so sweet!
06:30 PM ET The Slumdog cast is posingfor photos. They are beautiful and the children seem to be in awe
7:43 pm ET: Ben Kingsley, Oscar winner for Gandhi, on the red carpet.
7:35 pm ET: Watching Anil Kapoor host trivia questions on CNN's Oscar special, "Hollywood Gold Rush"
5:25 pm ET: From Bina Menon, who runs a major Indian dance school in New Jersey...
Bina B Menon
Director / Choreographer
Kalashri School of Arts LLC
1259 Rt 46 East
Parsippany NJ USA
ph 973 243 5831
cl 973 760 6762
"HANDS THAT HELP ARE HOLIER THAN LIPS THAT PRAY"
READ SAJA's roundup of opinions and essays about Slumdog:
Listen to previous SAJA webcasts about "Slumdog Millionaire":
- Listen to webcast with Danny Boyle, director of "Slumdog Millionaire"
- Listen to webcast with A.R. Rahman, music maestro
- Listen to webcast with Vikas Swarup, whose novel "Q&A" became "Slumdog Millionaire"
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