Life of Pi won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects tonight.
Two-time winner Bill Westenhofer spoke on behalf of the team who brought the film to life though technology.
"The irony is not lost on any of us up here that in a film, whose central premise is to ask the audience what they believe is real and not real, most of what you see is well, fake," Westenhofer said. "That's the magic of visual effects."
The team suggested the film took a little persuading before being made. "Sometimes it takes a risk to make something special," Westenhofer said. "And Life of Pi was a risk worth taking."
While thanking director Ang Lee, his family and close friends, the theme music to Jaws began playing, signaling it was time for Westenhofer to wrap it up.