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Lee Ang wins his second Best Director Oscar in upset win

Published on Feb 25, 2013 12:42 PM
Director Ang Lee reacts after winning the Oscar for best director for Life Of Pi at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, Feb 24, 2013. -- PHOTO : REUTERS

No one saw it coming.

Taiwanese film-maker Lee Ang wins his second Best Director Oscar for his adaptation of the award-winning novel, Life Of Pi.

His first came in 2006 for the drama Brokeback Mountain.

Steven Spielberg was widely expected to win Best Director this year for Lincoln.

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Background story


- Best picture: Argo

- Best director: Ang Lee, Life Of Pi

- Best leading actor: Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln

- Best leading actress: Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook

- Best supporting actor: Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained

- Best supporting actress: Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables 

- Best foreign language film: Amour (Love)

- Best animated feature: Brave

- Best original screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

- Best adapted screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo

- Best original score: Life of Pi

- Best original song: Skyfall, music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth

- Best production design: Lincoln

- Best cinematography: Life of Pi

- Best costume design: Anna Karenina

- Best documentary feature: Searching for Sugar Man

- Best documentary short: Inocente

- Best film editing: Argo

- Best makeup: Les Miserables

- Best short animated film: Paperman

- Best short live action film: Curfew

- Best sound editing: Zero Dark Thirty

- Best sound mixing: Les Miserables

- Best visual effects: Life of Pi