Unlike the acting categories, the Best Director Oscar was presented by Academy Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon. With no surprise the Oscar went to Danny Boyle for his work on the indie film Slumdog Millionaire. Here’s a snippet of Boyle’s enthusiastic, yet humble speech.
To Mumbai on ending, inseparable and born. All of you who helped us make the film, and those of you who didn’t. Thank you so much, you dwarf even this guy [pointing to his Oscar]. Thank you very much indeed.
Was there ever any doubt?