Ang Lee won the Oscar for Best Directing Oscar tonight, for the film Life of Pi.
"Thank you," Lee graciously said as he took a bow. "Thank you movie god, I really need to share this with all 3,000 and everybody who worked with me on Life of Pi. I really want to thank you for believing in this story and sharing this incredible journey with me."
Lee went on to thank writer Yann Martel, "everyone at Fox," the producers, and "wonderful cast":
"Suraj [Sharma], where are you?," Lee said, namechecking his lead actor. "You're a miracle, playing the young Pi and carrying the movie...everyone of you in the cast...you're the golden statue in my heart."
He continued, clearly overwhelmed by the honor, "I could not make this movie without the help of Taiwan, we shot there, I want to thank everyone there who helped us."
And finally, he thanked his beautiful wife who beamed from the audience, "My wife, Jane Lin, we'll be married 30 years this summer. I love you. My boys, Haan and Mason, thank you for your support...Thank you Academy, namaste."