“Life of Pi” Grabs 11 Oscar Nominations

The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards, informally known as the Oscars, were announced on Thursday, January 10. 3D film Life of Pi, directed and produced by Taiwanese director Ang Lee (李安), was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Life of Pi is an adventure fantasy film about a boy who, after surviving a shipwreck, was stranded in the ocean on a raft with a wild tiger. The book is a live action adaptation of a 2001 novel written by Yann Martel.

Life of Pi was a critical and commercial success, earning over $390 million in the worldwide box office. Life of Pi also topped China’s box office, the first Hollywood film to do so since James Cameron’s Avatar in 2009, and the film is currently the second Hollywood movie to gross more in China than in the United States.

The film was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, and Best Visual Effects.

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, a dramatized biopic about Abraham Lincoln’s battle to end slavery in the United States, formally leads the Oscars race with 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Director, and Actor.

The 85th Academy Awards is scheduled to be held on February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Source: Sina.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

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  1. Wow, not bad could enter for 11 awards surely will hit bingo one or more…awards..

  2. I think Lincoln will end up the big winner of the night. Life of Pi will likely end up with awards in special effects and maybe sound but Lincoln seems more likely to sweep the top honors.

  3. I really enjoyed Life of Pi but I would not fork out extra money to watch it a 2nd time in the cinema, whereas I’m planning to re-watch Les Miserable (8 nominations including best picture) before it ends its run on silver screen.

    1. I am the opposite. I felt so tired of Les Miserablees non stop singing that towards the end I sorta laughed as Hugh Jackman sang his way to heaven. I wished for less singing, more talking. I do not think Les Msiserables deserves that many nominations. The Hobbit should have 1 o 2 acting awards. The subtle but emotive performances of main actors were amazing. And it is time Andy Serkis should get a nomination.

      1. Non stop singing is the most frequent complaints of Les Miz but I love, love Les Miz songs so the singing didn’t bother me all that much. Incidentally, I do agree somewhat with Adam Lambert’s critique on the movie.

      2. If you did not like continuous singing, why would you want to see this film that is intended to be the movie version of the Bway MUSICAL?

  4. I know this site is dedicated solely for Hong Kong/Asian celebrity news…what does this have to do with anything? slow news day….

    1. The Asian markets accounted for 70% of the film’s successful total box office results. In China alone, it grossed almost US$90 Million, edging out its US gross.

  5. An email on Lee Ang and his wife relationship was forwarded to me — 這是幾輩子修來的緣 — 李安與他的妻子!A very lengthy article but so moving. If the article is accurate then Ang is truly blessed to have found his soulmate as his wife.

    在談及家庭溝通時,她認為相互之間的信任、寬容、耐心和避免斤斤計較。感恩過去… 把握當下…創造未來…

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