Los Angeles: Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi', about a shipwrecked Indian boy, registered early wins at the 85th Academy awards by taking home the trophies for the best cinematography, original score, visual effects and best director.

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Claudio Miranda won the best cinematography trophy for his stunning camera work in the 3D movie. A nervous Miranda said the film, which was largely shot in a huge water tank, was "quite a piece" to make.

"Wow, this movie was quite a piece to make. We did it.... I can't even speak," said a nervous Miranda before ending his speech by thanking director Lee, his wife and daughter.

The film also won in the visual effects category with Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R Christopher White taking home the golden statuette. The team paid tribute to the Rhythm & Hues, the company behind the VFX, which has filed for bankruptcy.

Music director Mychael Danna won an Oscar in the Best Original Score category. Danna has had a very close collaboration with Lee as they have worked together in the past for films like 'The Ice Storm' and 'Ride with the Devil'.

The awards were presented by 'The Avengers' team Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L Jackson.

List Of Oscar Winners
Best Picture -  Argo
Best Director - Ang Lee for 'Life of Pi'
Actor in a Leading Role - Daniel Day-Lewis for 'Lincoln'
Actress in a Leading Role - Jennifer Lawrence for 'Silver Linings Playbook'
Actor in a Supporting Role - Christoph Waltz for 'Django Unchained'
Actress in a Supporting Role - Anne Hathaway for 'Les Miserables'
Animated Feature Film - 'Brave' by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
Cinematography - Claudio Miranda for 'Life of Pi'
Costume Design - 'Anna Karenina' by Jacqueline Durran
Documenatry Feature  - 'Searching for Sugar Man' by Malik Bendjelloul and Simon
Documentary Short - 'Inocente' by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
Film Editing - William Goldenberg for 'Argo'
Foreign Language Film - 'Amour'
Makeup and Hairstyling - Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell for 'Les Miserables'
Music (Original Score) - Mychael Danna for 'Life of Pi'
Music (Original Song) - Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth for Skyfall from 'Skyfall'
Production Design - Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set
Decoration) for 'Lincoln'
Animated Short Film - John Kahrs for 'Paperman'
Short Film (Live Action) - Shawn Christensen for 'Curfew'
Sound Editing - Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers for 'Skyfall' and
Paul NJ Ottosson for 'Zero Dark Thirty'
Sound Mixing - Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes for 'Les
Visual Effects - Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer
and Donald R Elliott for 'Life of Pi'
Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Chris Terrio for 'Argo'
Writing (Original Screenplay) - Quentin Tarantino for 'Django Unchained'


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