Oscars hail Argo as year’s best picture – Arts & Entertainment – CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2013/02/24/85th-oscars-academy-awards.html

Taking home the most hardware Sunday night was the 3D shipwreck epicLife of Pi. Canadian composer Mychael Danna earned his first ever Oscar for his original score. Shortly thereafter, director Ang Lee picked up directing honours for the film, based on Canadian novellist Yann Martel’s award-winning book.

Mychael Danna has won several honours for his Life of Pi music, including the Oscar for best original score.Mychael Danna has won several honours for his Life of Pi music, including the Oscar for best original score. (Paul Drinkwater/Getty Images)

“I share this wondrous award with our visionary captain, Ang Lee… [Life of Pi] transcends culture and race and religion,” Toronto composer Danna said of his third collaboration with the Taiwanese filmmaker.

For his part, Lee thanked the “movie god,” the massive crew of his film — “All who believed in this story and shared this story with me” — and Martel for writing “this incredible book.”

Life of Pi’s two other wins came for its cinematography and its visual effects, with Vancouver-based effects supervisor Guillaume Rocheron among those honoured with the latter prize.

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