Taiwan-born Ang Lee has won the Academy Award for best director for
his 3D fantasy about a youth trapped on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger,
"Life of Pi", taking the prize over Steven Spielberg, who had been favored
for "Lincoln." It was the second directing Oscar for Lee, who won in 2005
for "Brokeback Mountain." This makes Lee the 19th director to win the
honor multiple times.
“Life of Pi” also garnered additional awards for visual effects, cinematography and original score, pulling in a total of four Oscars, the most of any film this year.
This year's directing category was one of the most controversial, as it left out Ben Affleck for "Argo" and Kathryn Bigelow for "Zero Dark Thirty."
"I really want to thank you for believing this story and sharing this incredible journey with me," Lee said to all who worked on the surprise blockbuster of a film.
News of Lee's triumph electrified Taiwanese, many of whom watched a live broadcast early Feb. 25. There was not only the surprising nature of the directing award but also intense pride for a native son making it big in the world at large. A majority of the film was shot in a specially constructed water tank in Taichung, and Taiwanese held many of the most important jobs .
來自臺灣的李安以３Ｄ電影《少年Pi 的奇幻漂流》 ，贏得奧斯卡最佳導演獎，擊敗執導《林肯》的勁敵史 帝芬‧ 史匹伯。這部電影講述一名年輕人和一頭孟加 拉虎困在救生艇的故事。這是李安繼《斷背山》之後， 第二次獲得奧斯卡導演獎。這也使李安成為第十九位多 次獲此殊榮的導演。
《少年Pi 的奇幻漂流》也獲得另外三個獎項，包括 最佳視覺效果、攝影與原創音樂，共計四項大獎，成為 本屆奧斯卡競賽的最大贏家。
今年的導演獎是歷來最受爭議的一屆，執導《亞果出 任務》的班艾佛列克與《00：30 凌晨密令》的凱瑟琳 ‧ 畢格羅都敗給了李安。
李安感謝這部票房驚人大片的所有工作團隊，他表示 ：「我誠心感謝各位相信這個故事，並和我一起經歷這 趟不可思議的旅程。」
許多臺灣人二十五日一早便收看實況轉播，李安獲獎 的新聞令他們激動不已。這不僅是因為結果爆冷門，也 因為一位臺灣之子在世界發光，讓臺灣人引以為榮。這 部影片主要在臺中一個特地搭建的水池拍攝，臺灣人擔 綱許多重要工作。