A huge congrats to ANG LEE for winning Best Director for Life of Pi at the Oscars!!!!!
And he mentioned Taiwan in his thank you speech too! “I can not make this movie without the help of Taiwan, especially the city of Taichung, 謝謝.
"Life of Pi," based on Yann Martel's bestseller, centers on a boy's survival in the ocean after a tragic shipwreck. The film, which cost $120 million, has grossed more than $111 million domestically and $465 million overseas.
Lee's win marks "Life of Pi's" fourth win of the evening. "Thank you, movie god," quipped the Taiwanese director.
The 3-D film also nabbed prizes for cinematography, score and visual effects. It's the first time a director has won for helming a 3-D movie.
Source: LA Times & all-things-Korean