Ang Lee, director of “Life of Pi”, won the Oscar Award for Best Director Sunday night at the 85th Academy Awards Ceremony.
He succeeded over Michael Haneke of “Amour,” Benh Zeitlin of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” Steven Spielberg of “Lincoln” and David O. Russell of “Silver Linings Playbook” to win the goldern statutte.
“Lif of Pi” is an aventure tale featuring a young man named Young Pi, who is the son of zookeepers in Pondicherry, India, finds the world he knows swept away when his family sells the zoo and sets sail for Canada with a few of its remaining animals.
When a storm capsizes the ship, only Pi escapes and sets adrift in a lifeboat that is also the refuge of an enormous Bengal tiger.
Coming from China’s Taiwan, the 59-year-old Lee won the Oscar Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2003 for “Hulk” and got another Oscar award for Best Director in 2005 for “Brokeback Mountain.” He is the first person of Asian descent to win the Oscar for Best Director.
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