It's Oscar night in America, and here's the South Asian stuff I spotted during the broadcast...
10:40 pm: A.R. Rahman performs his Oscar-nominated song, "If I Rise" (just learned he's on Twitter, @ARRahman).
9:55 pm: Gautham Krishnamurthi was shown in a photograph for the Science and Technology Awards that were given out at a previous event. Here's the official citation (and you can watch the video):
Chris Allen, Gautham Krishnamurti, Mark A. Brown and Lance Kimes, for the development of Queue, a robust, scalable approach to render queue management and one of the first systems that allowed for statistical analysis and process introspection.
Funny little side note: The video above was given the file name "http://www.oscars.org/video/popup/sta2010_03_allen_brown_kimes.html" - I guess Krishnamurthy was too long for 'em!