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Saskatoon author's book turned movie wins big at the Oscars

"Life of Pi" wins four Academy Awards
Reported by Trelle Burdeniuk
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A film with a Saskatchewan connection cleaned up at the Oscars.

The film adaptation of Saskatoon author Yann Martel's award-winning novel, "Life of Pi", was up for 11 Oscars and went home with four.

The movie about a spiritual journey of a boy and tiger lost at sea won best visual effects, best score, best cinematography and best director.

"Thank you movie God," said Ang Lee in his acceptance speech for best director for "Life of Pi."

"I need to thank Yann Martel for writing this incredible, inspiring book," Lee added.

Other memorable awards of the night were Best Picture which went to "Argo," Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln" and Best Actress for Jennifer Lawrence who won for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook."

Although, Lawrence may be more remembered for tripping on her long, white dress while walking up the stairs to accept her award.

"You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell and that's really embarrassing ," Lawrence said as she started her acceptance speech.

Skyfall, sung by Adele, won the Academy Award for best original song - a first for a James Bond theme.

Argo and Les Misérables scooped up three awards each, and Django Unchained and Lincoln each got two.

tburdeniuk@rawlco.com

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