Oscars 2013: Life of Pi recognised for visual effects

Ang Lee's spiritual spectacular picks up awards for cinematography and visual effects


Ang Lee’s Life of Pi has already bagged two awards for cinematography and visual effects.


The film, which sees young Indian boy Pi sail across the Atlantic on a lifeboat with only a tiger named Richard Parker for company, has been critically praised for its spectacular visuals and impressive use of CGI.

Claudio Miranda picked up the Academy Award for best cinematography while Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott accepted their golden statuette for best visual effects.


Life of Pi, which is based on the bestselling novel by Yann Martel, has been nominated for a total of ten Oscars, including best picture, best director and best adapted screenplay.