Ang Lee wins best director Oscar for Life of Pi

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 07:12 hrs

Ang Lee repeated history by beating Steven Spielberg again to claim the best director Oscar for his movie Life of Pi.

The Asian director had first beaten Spielberg in 2006 when the two were nominated for their movie 'Brokeback Mountain' and 'Munich.'

The 59-year-old also beat Michael Haneke - 'Amour,' Benh Zeitlin - 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' and David O. Russell 'Silver Linings Playbook,' the LA Times reported.

'Life of Pi,' based on Yann Martel's bestselling novel, centers on a boy's survival in the ocean after he is involved in a tragic shipwreck.

The film that cost 120 million dollars has grossed more than 111 million dollars domestically and 465 million dollars overseas.

Lee's win marks the film's fourth win of the evening.

The 3-D film also won for cinematography, score and visual effects.

It's the first time that a director has won for filming a 3-D movie.

Left out of contention were 'Argo' director Ben Affleck and 'Zero Dark Thirty' director Kathryn Bigelow. (ANI)

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