Ang Lee not bothered by Best Picture snub
Ang Lee is happy to have won the Best Director award for a second time at the Oscars and isn't worried about losing out in the Best Picture category again
Ang Lee isn't worried about not winning Best Picture at the Oscars.
The 'Life of Pi' director - who received his second Best Director statue at the Academy Awards last night (24.02.13) for the heroic film about a teenager who is lost at sea - isn't disappointed to have been snubbed for the Best Picture prize despite now being a two-time winner in the directorial category.
Speaking backstage following his win, he explained: "It's like Best Picture, whatever I get. I think everybody got it tonight in our group would feel the same way.
"Maybe third time we get it. But I'm very happy to get this. And very importantly, I really think this is for everybody work on the film."
The Taiwanese director - who previously won Best Director for 'Brokeback Mountain' - added that there were "many things" to consider in the Best Picture category, which was ultimately won by Ben Affleck-directed 'Argo'.
He said: "The Best Picture requires so many things. Is it necessarily the best picture artistically, I don't know. It's just most people, they feel like it's the most beloved movie this year by our industry."