The Indian flavour was predominant at the 85th Academy Awards, when "Life of Pi", widely shot in India with Indian actors, won the maximum awards, including the best director's trophy for Ang Lee, who not only thanked his Indian crew but also wowed everyone by saying 'Namaste'.
Another India link was "Lincoln", a historical drama about the last few months of 16th US President Abraham Lincoln, which has been co-produced by Indian business tycoon Anil Ambani's Reliance Entertainment and DreamWorks.
"Life of Pi" has won Ang Lee his second Oscar trophy for best director. He thanked Indian actor Suraj Sharma in his acceptance speech, which he ended with a warm "Namaste".
"Life of Pi", an adaptation of Canadian author Yann Martel's Man Booker Prize-winning eponymous novel, narrates the journey of an Indian boy who survives a storm. Widely shot in India, the fantasy adventure drama stars young Suraj in the lead role, with acclaimed Indian actors Irrfan and Tabu playing key parts.
Ang Lee's "Life of Pi", a fantasy adventure drama widely shot in India, won the 85th Academy Award for best cinematography and best visual effects here Sunday night.
Claudio Miranda received the cinematography award. It is his first Oscar award, but he had received his first nomination for the 2008 film "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button".
For the visual effects trophy, Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott collected the trophy.
Hollywood film "21 & Over" will now release in India March 8, a week later than the scheduled date.
It will hit screens in US March 1.
Penned and helmed by duo Jon Lucas and Scott Moore of "The Hangover" fame, the film is likely to strike a chord with young audiences in India with its story line.
Thanks to the popularity of online media, entertainment is transcending borders, feels Bettina Sherick of 20th Century Fox International.
"I being here, shows how popular has Hollywood become in India. It's amazing to see how Hollywood has been accepted around the world. It's amazing to see how content has spread around the world.