Ang Lee wins Oscar for Best Director

A huge congratulations to Ang Lee, who took home the trophy for Best Director for Life of Pi last night at the 85th Academy Awards: Oscars 2013: Ang Lee wins best director for 'Life of Pi'

Besting a category that included competition from the likes of Steven Spielberg, the decorated Taiwanese filmmaker was as gracious as ever, thanking "Movie God." He was all smiles, raising his hands as walked to the stage and looking just as surprised as anyone over the win.

Coincidentally, the last time Lee won the Oscar for Best Director, back in 2006 for Brokeback Mountain, he was up against Spielberg then too. Better luck next time, Steven.

Here's video of Mr. Lee's acceptance speech:

And here's his backstage interview from the Oscar press room:

Life of Pi, starring Suraj Sharma, is a 3D survival adventure based on the bestselling novel by Yann Martel and was 90% shot in Taiwan. The film also won Oscars for Cinematography, Visual Effects and Original Score. Big props to Ang Lee and Co. for this achievement on Hollywood's biggest night.

To see the full list of Oscar winners, go here.

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