Taiwanese-American Ang Lee beat master directors like Steven Spielberg and Michael Haneke to take home the best director Oscar for Life of Pi, his visually stunning 3D tale of an Indian boy adrift in the ocean for months with a Bengal tiger.
The movie would be a winner if prize giving was based on the least amount of errors.
Indian actor Suraj Sharma, who played the protagonist in Ang Lee's Life of Pi, lost out the EE Rising Star Award to British actress Juno Temple at the British Academy Film Awards held here Sunday night.
Life of Pi, Ang Lee's epic story about an Indian boy lost at sea for more than 200 days with a Bengal tiger, continues to triumph at the global box office.
Tabu and Suraj Sharma walked the red carpet of the 70th annual Golden Globe awards with Oscar-winning director Ang Lee.
Actor Irrfan Khan, who played the role of grown-up Pi in the Ang Lee-directed Hollywood film Life of Pi, is happy that the film has got eleven Oscar nominations and hopes the number proves lucky.
Ang Lee's big screen dramatization of Yann Martel's Booker prize-winning Life Of Pi has received 11 Oscar nominations, including two biggies - Best Picture and Best Director.
Life of Pi lead star Suraj Sharma is the only male actor nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star award this year.