Director Ang Lee Relieved After 'Life Of Pi' Receives Three Golden Globe Nominations

Category: Media & Culture / Dec 13, 2012 7:47PM EDT
Director Ang Lee welcomed news that his latest movie, "Life of Pi" had received three Golden Globe nominations on Thursday (December 13). Lee, who received an Oscar in 2001 for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and another in 2006 for "Brokeback Mountain", said the fact the movie had been nominated for Best Drama, Best Director, and Best Original Score, was encouraging. "For a long time I carried this anxiety about how the movie would work. Would people take it? Or would they think: 'That's a strange thing.' It is so expensive. Not only did I worry about how it would play, but how it would play for the mass audience, because it should be a big movie, "The Life of Pi." It shouldn't be art house, at heart it is, but how do I keep the balance? So, that troubled me for a long time. I think it's playing well so far. It's very encouraging, now with the awards and now I witness how it played, not only in America but outside of America, in Asia it played a lot better than in America. They embrace different things." Despite his anxiety during movie making, Lee said the story's metaphor helped him to complete the project. "Now the whole story, the material is a metaphor for our lives, a struggle for believing something, for our emotional connections to the unknown, which is epitomised by that journey that we took by the ocean." Life of Pi has already received glowing reviews in the United States and Asia. It begins screening in Mexico on December 20.