Life Of Pi director Ang Lee overwhelmed by Oscar nominations
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Ang Lee already has an Oscar for Brokeback Mountain, but the Taiwanese director said he was overwhelmed by the wealth of nominations accorded his acclaimed fable Life Of Pi on Thursday.
"I am deeply honoured, and frankly a little overwhelmed, by all of the nominations that Life Of Pi has received this morning," Lee said in a statement shortly after the fantasy shipwreck film received 11 Oscar nods, including one for best picture.
"So many talented people gave everything they had to this film ... and to see all of them receive this kind of recognition is something I am incredibly grateful for," Lee added.
Across Hollywood, reactions from other nominees poured in after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' announcement of who would vie for the film world's highest honours, to be handed out on Feb 24.