Los Angeles: Ang Lee`s ‘Life of Pi’, a fantasy adventure drama widely shot in India, won the 85th Academy Award for best cinematography, Best visual effects, Best direction and Best original score on Sunday night.
Claudio Miranda received the cinematography award. It is his first Oscar award, but he had received his first nomination for the 2008 film ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’.
For the visual effects, Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott collected the trophy.
Ang Lee collected the award for the Best direction himself, and signed off with a ‘Namaste’, while Mychael Danna bagged the Best original score Oscar.
An adaptation of Canadian author Yann Martel`s Man Booker Prize-winning eponymous novel, it narrates the journey of an Indian boy who survives a storm.
(With IANS inputs)