Ang Lee not bothered by Best Picture snub

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Based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Yann Martel, Life of Pi is a 2012 3D adventure/drama film directed and produced by Ang Lee. Suraj Sharma stars as the main character of Pi, whose a youth and the only person to survive the sinking of a freighter. He finds himself on a lifeboat with a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a Bengal tiger.
February 25th, 2013

Ang Lee isn't worried about not winning Best Picture at the Oscars.

The 'Life of Pi' director - who received his second Best Director statue at the Academy Awards last night (24.02.13) for the heroic film about a teenager who is lost at sea - isn't disappointed to have been snubbed for the Best Picture prize despite now being a two-time winner in the directorial category.

Speaking backstage following his win, he explained: ''It's like Best Picture, whatever I get. I think everybody got it tonight in our group would feel the same way.

''Maybe third time we get it. But I'm very happy to get this. And very importantly, I really think this is for everybody work on the film.''

The Taiwanese director - who previously won Best Director for 'Brokeback Mountain' - added that there were ''many things'' to consider in the Best Picture category, which was ultimately won by Ben Affleck-directed 'Argo'.

He said: ''The Best Picture requires so many things. Is it necessarily the best picture artistically, I don't know. It's just most people, they feel like it's the most beloved movie this year by our industry.''