Ang Lee wins best director Oscar for ‘Life of Pi’

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Director Ang Lee accepts the Oscar for Best direting from actor Michael Douglas onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP/ROBYN BECK

LOS ANGELES — Ang Lee has won the Academy Award for best director for his “Life of Pi.”

It’s the second Oscar for Lee, who won in 2005 for “Brokeback Mountain.” The Taiwanese director was also nominated in 2000 for directing “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” He becomes only the 19th director to win the honor multiple times.

The other nominees Sunday night were Steve Spielberg (“Lincoln”), Michael Haneke (“Amour”), David O. Russell (“Silver Linings Playbook”) and Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”).

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.”

The 85th Academy Awards are airing live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with host Seth MacFarlane.

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  • peach black

    Nagiging ulyanin na ang OSCAR Awards. Best Picture ang Argo pero ang Best Director si Lee?? Hohummm.

  • peach black

    Puwede ba yon? Magaling kang direktor pero hindi ka magaling magdirek ng pelikula para manalong Best Picture? Parang magaling kang mag-drowing pero hindi magaganda ang mga drowing mo? Teneneng ang gulo. Parang bulbol!

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