The montage for the Best Score was done well – it’s nice to get a decent listen to the music before the award is given out.
After all that controversy over the Dark Knight (which wasn’t even nominated), A.R Rahman won both Best Song and Best Score.
My choice for the score would have been Thomas Newman for Wall*E. I thought he gave the story grace.
Slumdog Millionaire certainly appeared to the favorite before the show. It certainly has the most entertaining and original score. I thought folks voting would be discounted somewhat for musical simplicity and a bit of a soundtrack-like approach, but it was Slumdog’s and ARRahman’s night.