‘Life Of Pi’ wins two Oscars, best cinematography, best VFX
Ang Lee’s directed movie ‘Life Of Pi’ which is based on the life of shipwrecked Indian boy, who lives with a Bengal Tiger in a both after the death of his parents in a storm has been awarded with two Oscar awards, best cinematography and best visual effects at the 85th Academy award. The fantasy adventure drama widely shot in India. A grand premiere was held in India before the film release which was attended by bigwigs of Bollywood. The film also stars Indian actors, Tabu and Irrfan Khan.
Claudio Miranda took home the Oscar for his exceptional cinematography work in the 3D movie. This is his first Oscar. IN 2008, he was earlier nominated for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button".
When his name was announced he was surprised and highly excited. Miranda was quite nervous and could not speak and said that it is "quite a piece" to make.
"Wow, this movie was quite a piece to make. We did it.... I can't even speak," said a nervous Miranda before ending his speech by thanking director Lee, his wife and daughter.
The film also won best visual effects award and the golden statuette was taken home by Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R Christopher White.
The awards were presented by The Avengers team Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L Jackson.