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Life of Pi Poster

(2012)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2013

Won
Oscar
Best Achievement in Directing
Ang Lee
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Claudio Miranda
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Mychael Danna
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Bill Westenhofer
Guillaume Rocheron
Erik De Boer
Donald Elliott
Nominated
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Gil Netter
Ang Lee
David Womark
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
David Magee
Best Achievement in Film Editing
Tim Squyres
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Ron Bartlett
Doug Hemphill
Drew Kunin
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Eugene Gearty
Philip Stockton
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Mychael Danna (music)
Bombay Jayashri (lyrics)
For the song "Pi's Lullaby".
Best Achievement in Production Design
David Gropman (production designer)
Anna Pinnock (set decorator)

Golden Globes, USA 2013

Won
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Mychael Danna
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Director - Motion Picture
Ang Lee

BAFTA Awards 2013

Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda
Best Special Visual Effects
Bill Westenhofer
Guillaume Rocheron
Erik De Boer
Donald Elliott
Nominated
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Mychael Danna
Nominated
BAFTA Children's Award
BAFTA Kids Vote - Feature Film
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
Gil Netter
Ang Lee
David Womark
Best Adapted Screenplay
David Magee
Best Editing
Tim Squyres
Best Production Design
David Gropman
Anna Pinnock
Best Sound
Philip Stockton
Drew Kunin
Eugene Gearty
Ron Bartlett
Nominated
David Lean Award for Direction
Best Director
Ang Lee

AFI Awards, USA 2013

Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year
Ang Lee
David Womark
Gil Netter

LIFE OF PI is an immersion into the world of imagination - one so powerful, so deeply ... More

LIFE OF PI is an immersion into the world of imagination - one so powerful, so deeply transformational, that it stands as a cinematic monument to the power of storytelling. Navigating Yann Martel's beloved novel with David Magee's script as guiding star, director Ang Lee proves himself a virtuoso of the versatile in a world so rich and so real that only the miracle of 3D in the hands of a master could put it all into proper perspective. At journey's end, audiences are left to ponder an adventure so life-affirming and a reality so true that they would never dare doubt Dorothy ever left Kansas.


Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2013

Won
Saturn Award
Best Fantasy Film
Best Performance by a Younger Actor/Actress
Suraj Sharma
Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Director
Ang Lee
Best Writing
David Magee
Best Production Design
David Gropman
Anna Pinnock
Best Editing
Tim Squyres
Best Music
Mychael Danna
Best Special Effects
Bill Westenhofer
Guillaume Rocheron
Erik De Boer
Donald Elliott

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2012

Won
AAFCA Award
Top 10 Films
5th Place

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2012

Won
EDA Award
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda

American Cinema Editors, USA 2013

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic
Tim Squyres

American Society of Cinematographers, USA 2013

Nominated
ASC Award
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Feature Film
Claudio Miranda

Annie Awards 2013

Won
Annie
Character Animation in a Live Action Production
Erik De Boer
Matt Shumway
Brian R. Wells
Vinayak Pawar
Michael Holzl
"Tiger"
Nominated
Annie
Character Animation in a Live Action Production
Erik De Boer
Aaron Grey
Mary Lynn Machado
Amanda Dague
Matt Brown
"Orangutan"

Art Directors Guild 2013

Won
Excellence in Production Design Award
Fantasy Film
David Gropman (production designer)
Dan Webster (supervising art director)
Al Hobbs (art director)
James F. Truesdale (art director)
Ravi Srivastava (art director)
Paul Gelinas (assistant art director)
Easton Michael Smith (set designer)
Sarah Contant (set designer)
Huei Chen (set designer)
Huei-Li Liao (set designer)
Jim Hewitt (set designer)
Joanna Bush (illustrator)
Jing-Heng Ding (graphic designer)
David Meeking (scenic artist)
Anna Pinnock (set decorator)
Scot Erb (model maker)
Giacomo G. Ghiazza (storyboard artist)

Australian Film Institute 2013

Nominated
AACTA International Award
Best Film
Ang Lee
Gil Netter
David Womark
Best Direction
Ang Lee

BMI Film & TV Awards 2013

Won
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
Mychael Danna

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2012

2nd place
BSFC Award
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda

British Society of Cinematographers 2013

Nominated
GBCT Operators Award
Lucas Bielan

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2013

Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda
Best Visual Effects
Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Young Actor/Actress
Suraj Sharma
Best Director
Ang Lee
Best Adapted Screenplay
David Magee
Best Art Direction
David Gropman (production designer)
Anna Pinnock (set decorator)
Best Editing
Tim Squyres
Best Score
Mychael Danna

Camerimage 2013

Nominated
Best 3D Feature Film
Claudio Miranda

Casting Society of America, USA 2013

Nominated
Artios
Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Big Budget Feature - Drama
Avy Kaufman (casting director)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2013

2nd place
COFCA Award
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda
Nominated
COFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
David Magee

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2012

Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda

CinEuphoria Awards 2013

Won
CinEuphoria
Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award
Ang Lee
Best Film - Audience Award
Ang Lee

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize 2013

Nominated
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Ang Lee
USA.

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2012

Won
DFWFCA Award
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda
Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Ang Lee

David di Donatello Awards 2013

Nominated
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Ang Lee

Directors Guild of America, USA 2013

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Ang Lee

Empire Awards, UK 2013

Nominated
Empire Award
Best Male Newcomer
Suraj Sharma
Best Male Newcomer
Rafe Spall
Best 3D

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2012

Won
FFCC Award
Best Visual Effects

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) 2012

Won
Dorian Award
Visually Striking Film of the Year
Honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography.

Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) 2013

Nominated
GFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda
Best Production Design
David Gropman
Best Original Score
Mychael Danna

Golden Trailer Awards 2013

Won
Golden Trailer
Best Animation/Family Poster
Twentieth Century Fox
Refinery, The
For "Mosaic".
Nominated
Golden Trailer
Best Animation/Family Poster
Twentieth Century Fox
Refinery, The
For "Yellow".

Grammy Awards 2014

Nominated
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Mychael Danna

IGN Summer Movie Awards 2012

Won
IGN Award
Best Fantasy Movie
Best 3D Movie
Won
IGN People's Choice Award
Best Fantasy Movie

Image Awards 2013

Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Suraj Sharma

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US 2012

2nd place
IFJA Award
Best Musical Score
Mychael Danna

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) 2012

Won
IFMCA Award
Film Score of the Year
Mychael Danna
Nominated
IFMCA Award
Film Composer of the Year
Mychael Danna
Best Original Score for a Drama Film
Mychael Danna
Film Music Composition of the Year
Mychael Danna
Bombay Jayashri
For the composition track "Pi's Lullaby".

Irish Film and Television Awards 2013

Nominated
IFTA Award
Best International Film

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2012

Won
KCFCC Award
Best Director
Ang Lee

Key Art Awards 2013

Won
Key Art Award
Best Digital Marketing
Twentieth Century Fox
River Road Creative
For its microsite/website for the DVD release.
3rd place
Key Art Award
Best Trailer - Audio/Visual
Twentieth Century Fox
Hurwitz Creative
For the DVD/Blu-Ray trailer "A Filmmaker's Epic Journey".

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2012

Won
Sierra Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Ang Lee
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda
Best Visual Effects
Best Score
Mychael Danna
Youth in Film
Suraj Sharma

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2013

Won
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
Ang Lee
Technical Achievement of the Year
Bill Westenhofer (visual effects)
Nominated
ALFS Award
Film of the Year
Technical Achievement of the Year
Claudio Miranda (cinematography)

MTV Movie Awards 2013

Won
MTV Movie Award
Best Scared-As-S**t Performance
Suraj Sharma

Sharma shines as 16-year-old Pi, whose life is changed forever when a startled zebra jumps into his... More

Sharma shines as 16-year-old Pi, whose life is changed forever when a startled zebra jumps into his lifeboat, forcing the pair overboard during a powerful storm.

Nominated
MTV Movie Award
Breakthrough Performance
Suraj Sharma

Mill Valley Film Festival 2012

Won
Audience Award
Audience Favorite
Ang Lee

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2013

Won
Filmmaker's Award
Ang Lee
Won
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Music in a Feature Film
Erich Stratmann (music editor)
Mitch Bederman (additional music editor)
Best Sound Editing - Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film
Eugene Gearty (supervising sound editor)
Philip Stockton (supervising sound editor)
Kenton Jakub (supervising adr editor)
Nominated
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film
Eugene Gearty (supervising sound editor, sound designer, sound effects editor)
Philip Stockton (supervising sound editor)
Frank Kern (supervising foley editor)
Marko A. Costanzo (foley artist)
John Morris (sound effects editor)
Kam Chan (editor)
Jamie Baker (editor)

New York Film Critics, Online 2012

Won
NYFCO Award
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda
Top Films of the Year

North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2012

Won
NTFCA Award
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda

Online Film & Television Association 2013

Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Score
Mychael Danna
Best Visual Effects
Bill Westenhofer
Guillaume Rocheron
Erik De Boer
Donald Elliott
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
Gil Netter
Ang Lee
David Womark
Best Breakthrough Performance - Male
Suraj Sharma
Best Director
Ang Lee
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
David Magee
Best Film Editing
Tim Squyres
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda
Best Production Design
David Gropman (production design)
Al Hobbs (art direction)
Dan Webster (art direction)
Anna Pinnock (set decoration)
Best Sound Effects Editing
Eugene Gearty
Philip Stockton
Best Titles Sequence
For the opening credits featuring animals in the zoo.

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2013

Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda

PGA Awards 2013

Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Ang Lee
Gil Netter
David Womark

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2013

Won
Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing
Mychael Danna

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2012

Won
PFCS Award
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda
Best Visual Effects
Best Live Action Family Film
Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Ang Lee
Best Film Editing
Tim Squyres
Best Original Score
Mychael Danna
Breakthrough Performance on Camera
Suraj Sharma

Rembrandt Awards 2013

Nominated
Rembrandt Award
Best International Film (Beste Buitenlandse Film)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2012

Won
SDFCS Award
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda
Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Director
Ang Lee
Best Adapted Screenplay
David Magee
Best Editing
Tim Squyres
Best Score
Mychael Danna

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2012

Won
SFFCC Award
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda

Satellite Awards 2012

Won
Satellite Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
David Magee
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda
Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Sound (Editing & Mixing)
Drew Kunin
Eugene Gearty
Philip Stockton
Ron Bartlett
Best Motion Picture
Best Visual Effects
Bill Westenhofer
Guillaume Rocheron

Society of Camera Operators 2013

Nominated
Camera Operator of the Year Award
Feature Film
Lucas Bielan

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2012

Won
SEFCA Award
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda
Top 10 Films
Nominated
SEFCA Award
Best Picture

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2012

Won
SLFCA Award
Best Visual Effects
Bill Westenhofer
Guillaume Rocheron
Erik De Boer
Donald Elliot
2nd place
SLFCA Award
Best Film
Tied with Lincoln (2012).
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda
Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Director
Ang Lee
Best Adapted Screenplay
David Magee

USC Scripter Award 2013

Nominated
USC Scripter Award
David Magee (screenwriter)
Yann Martel (author)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2012

Won
UFCA Award
Top Ten Films
2nd place
UFCA Award
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2013

Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Director
Ang Lee

Visual Effects Society Awards 2013

Won
Georges Méliès Award
Ang Lee
Won
VES Award
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Feature Motion Picture
Donald Elliott (special effects technician)
Susan MacLeod (visual effects co-supervisor and visual effects producer)
Guillaume Rocheron (visual effects supervisor)
Bill Westenhofer (visual effects supervisor)
Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Erik De Boer (animation director)
Sean Comer (technical animator)
Betsy Asher Hall (senior look development)
Kai-Hua Lan (animation lead)
For "Richard Parker".
Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Harry Mukhopadhyay (CG supervisor)
David Stopford (lead effects technical director)
Mark Williams (lead software engineer)
Derek Wolfe (effects technical director)
For Storm of God.
Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture
Ryan B. Clarke (compositing lead)
Jose Fernandez (digital compositor)
Sean O'Hara (digital compositor)
Hamish Schumacher (compositing supervisor)
For Storm of God.
Nominated
VES Award
Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Jason Bayever (digital effects supervisor)
Sho Hasegawa (digital effects artist)
Jimmy Jewell (ocean and sky supervisor)
Walt Jones (water lighting supervisor)
For the Open Ocean.
Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Jason Bayever (digital effects supervisor)
David Horsley (FX supervisor)
Scotty Townsend (effects artist)
Miles Vignol (effects technical director)
For Ocean.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2012

Won
WAFCA Award
Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda
Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
David Magee

World Soundtrack Awards 2013

Won
World Soundtrack Award
Film Composer of the Year
Mychael Danna
Best Original Film Score of the Year
Mychael Danna
Nominated
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film
Mychael Danna (music and lyrics by)
Bombay Jayashri (music, lyrics, and performed by)
For the song "Pi's Lullaby".

Writers Guild of America, USA 2013

Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
David Magee (screenplay)
Based on the novel by Yann Martel

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