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26 Feb 13

Bulgarian Grabs Oscar for Role in 'Life of Pi'

Bulgarian Lyubomir Hristov has won an Oscar for working on special effects for the film Life of Pi.


Bulgarian visual effects artist Lyubomir Hristov won an Oscar from the American Film Academy on behalf of the team working on visual effects for the film Life of Pi.

The movie, which grabbed three Oscars, features the story of a young Indian who survives a disaster at sea only to be hurled into an epic journey of discovery.

While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor - a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Ang Lee won his second Oscar for directing Life of Pi, the adaption of Yann Martel's bestselling fantasy novel.

Hristov and the other members of the team disproved fears that the book would be difficult to adapt into a movie

The Taiwanese-born director, who previously won awards for Brokeback Mountain (2006), said: "Thank you, movie god! I need to share this with all 3,000 who worked with me on Life of Pi."

In addition to visual effects and best director, Life of Pi also picked up an Oscar for cinematography.

Hristov also worked on Ben Affleck's film Argo, which won the best picture award and is set in the US diplomatic hostage crisis in Iran.

The Bulgarian artist is connected with the visual effects of other hit movies such as Avatar, The Matrix, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Nearly one million people on Sunday watched the ceremony for the 85th edition of the Oscars awards, held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

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