'Life of Pi' wins award at the 70th Golden Globes

“Life of Pi” got highly praised for its direction, story and performances. It has been directed by Ang Lee of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” fame. He this time around walked home with the award for the ‘best original score’ for his movie ‘Life of Pi” at the 70th Golden Globes.

The film “Life of Pi” is based on the book by the same name that is written by a Canadian author Yann Martel. It is the story of an unusual voyage of an Indian young boy, who is left stranded on a life-boat. He defies a storm and lives with a tiger on the boat. The film stars among others Tabu and Irrfan Khan, who won great acclaim for their performance worldwide.

British singer Adele who rose to fame with her album ‘21’ also won a trophy for her rendering of the theme song for ‘Skyfall’- the James Bond flick at the award ceremony.

Mychael Danna also won the trophy for “Best original motion picture score” for “Life of Pi”. Other nominations were John Williams for “Lincoln”, Tom Tyker, Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek for “Cloud Atlas”, Alexandre Desplat for “Argo” and Dario Marianelli for “Anna Karenina”.

Mychael Danna shared the award with the filmmaker Ang Lee and said, “Thank you to Fox for being crazy enough to make this movie.”

Adele who recently gave birth to her first baby boy in the month of October, appeared outdoors for the first time for this event. She said, “For my boyfriend Simon who convinced me to do it, and my wonderful son.”

When she moved to stage to collect her award she said, “I wasn't expecting this. It's very strange to be here. Thank you for letting me be part of your lives.”

Adele had some stiff competition from the likes of Jon Bon Jovi for ‘Stand Up Guys’-“Not Running Anymore”, Michael McDevitt and Keith Urban from ‘Act of Valor’- “For You”, 'Suddenly' Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer and Claude-Michel Schonberg for “Les Miserables”-‘Suddenly’ and The Civil Wars and Taylor Swift for “The Hunger Games”- ‘Safe & Sound’.

Adele has already been felicitated with many awards- 4 American and 3 British Music Awards, 8 Grammys and the list continues. She has also been nominated for the same song at the Oscars.

The Golden Globes award ceremony for the year 2013 has been held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The show was hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.