Ang Lee’s win for ‘Life of Pi’ thrills Taiwanese

February 25, 2013 • Entertainment

Presenters Jane Fonda, right, and Michael Douglas present the award for best directing to Ang Lee for “Life of Pi,” left, during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A second Academy Award for best director has thrust Taiwan native Ang Lee into the top ranks of world filmmakers and made him a national hero on this diplomatically isolated island.

Lee’s victory at Hollywood’s annual Oscar extravaganza on Sunday for the fantasy epic “Life of Pi” followed his 2005 win for “Brokeback Mountain.” Garnering additional awards for visual effects, cinematography and original score, “Life of Pi” pulled down four Oscars, the most of any film this year.

News of Lee’s triumph electrified Taiwanese, many of whom watched a live broadcast early Login to read more

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