Resul Pookutty (Production Sound Mixer on SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE)
The sound mixing winner, the first Indian technician ever nominated for Oscar, called his statuette "an absolute glory for me and my country."
He expanded on his mention of the word "Om" in his acceptance to say, "In our tradition we believe Om is an experience that encompasses the experience of the universe. You can hear all the pain of living just by saying the word 'Om.' That relates to me on a very personal level, being a sound person."