Winner: Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire captures the story of a young man from the slums of Mumbai who appears on a game show and does so well that he's accused of cheating. The explanation of how he's able to reach the final round sets the story.
Danny is best known for his film Trainspotting, the 1996 classic that catapulted not only Danny's career, but also that of the film's leading man, Ewan McGregor. This is Danny's first Oscar® nomination, and he's already won the Golden Globe® for his work on this movie.