The cast of Slumdog Millionaire lit up the red carpet last night, but back home the residents of Mumbai's slums enjoyed the special moment, too. Neighbors of the child actors gathered around TVs to watch anxiously and celebrated when the movie triumphed.
Earlier this year, some poor Mumbai residents took issue with the term "slumdog," calling it derogatory. They even protested outside the actors' homes.
But last night the colorful slums of Mumbai shined brighter with hundreds of smiles. Check out some beautiful pictures of Indians basking in the glory of eight Oscar wins!