"It was very heartwarming, very loving," Pawar told ET's Kevin Frazier. "It's something that I never expected."
Pawar stole the show when he introduced his nominated drama on stage with co-star Dev Patel, showing no nerves in front of the room full of A-listers. The child actor told us there is a reason he wasn't starstruck.
"I don't watch any American movies. I watch WWE," Pawar admitted. "John Cena, The Undertaker, The Rock -- they are my American heroes."