Oscar Awards 2013: Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’ bags four titles.

Life Of PiLos Angeles: Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’ appeared as a biggest winner of the night with four titles to its name–Best Direction, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

‘Argo’ and ‘Les Miserables’ followed with three Oscars each. On the other hand, ‘Lincoln’ wins only two awards, it was the film that had received the most number of nominations at 12.

Life Of Pi, which is based in India and stars Bollywood actors Irrfan Khan and Tabu, follows the story of a young boy who is lost in the ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger for some 200-odd days.

Music director Mychael Danna won an Oscar in the Best Original Score category and he spent over a year working on the music for the film with Lee, at first discussing the philosophical elements of Yann Martel’s novel, on which the movie is based.

Best Picture: Argo! George Clooney, Ben Affleck, Grant Heslov and Alan Arkin accept the award for ‘Argo’.

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis for ‘Lincoln’

Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence for ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

Best Direction – Ang Lee for ‘Life of Pi’

Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Quentin Tarantino for ‘Django Unchained’

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Chris Terrio for ‘Argo’

Best Original Song: Adele for ‘Skyfall’

Best Original Score: Mychael Danna for ‘Life of Pi’

Best Production Design: ‘Lincoln’ – Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration)
Best Film Editing: William Goldenberg for ‘Argo’

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway for ‘Les Miserables’

Best Sound Editing – A tie between Paul N.J. Ottosson for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers for ‘Skyfall

Best Sound Mixing: ‘Les Misérables’ – Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes.

Best Foreign Language Film: ‘Amour’ – Austria

Best Documentary (Feature): ‘Searching for Sugar Man’

Best Documentary (Short Subject):  ‘Inocente’

Best Short Film (Live Action): Shawn Christensen for ‘Curfew’

Best Make-Up and Hair Styling: Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell for ‘Les Misérables’

Best Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina

Best Visual Effects: ‘Life of Pi’ – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda for ‘Life of Pi’

Best Animated Feature Film: ‘Brave’, directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

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