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"Life of Pi" Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Director (Ang Lee), Best Editing, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects, Best Adapted Screenplay What's It About? Based on the bestselling book by Yann Martel, this film follows Pi, the son of a zookeeper, who ends up stranded in the middle of the ocean after the ship he's on sinks. However, Pi is not alone. Onboad his lifeboat is a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a Bengal tiger, all of whom are fighting to survive. Why You Should See It: "Life of Pi" may be the most inspirational movie of the year. It's a magnificent story of heartbreak and triumph, anchored by an outstanding performance from newcomer Suraj Sharma, who beat out 3,000 teens for the role of Pi. Another reason to watch: Ang Lee. This absolutely gorgeous »

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