The director of classics such as The Ice Storm and Brokeback Mountain, Ang Lee responded to the 11 Academy Award nominations LIFE OF PI received this morning with the following:
“I am deeply honored and frankly a little overwhelmed by all of the nominations that ‘Life of Pi’ has received this morning. So many talented people gave everything they had to this film, both in front of and behind the camera, and to see all of them receive this kind of recognition is something I am incredibly grateful for.”
Some fun facts about LIFE OF PI:
- Film is approaching $400 million worldwide gross
- Film is approaching $100 million domestic gross and Ang Lee’s highest-grossing film to date
- LIFE OF PI is Ang’s most Oscar nominated film of his career
- Ang Lee is the only director in the race this year to receive nominations from the Academy Awards, BAFTA, Golden Globes, DGA and the Broadcast Film Critics.
- Film crew was comprised of over 3,000 members from all over the world, including members for 21 countries worldwide.
Check out our interview with Ang from last weekend’s Palm Springs International Film Festival: