LOS ANGELES – Dattner Dispoto and Associates cinematographer Claudio Miranda, ASC won the Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Academy Award on Sunday for his work on director Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Of the eleven Oscar nominations the film attracted, Life of Pi won Best Director, Best Visual Effects and Best Original Score. in addition to cinematography.
The Academy previously recognized Miranda’s work with a 2009 nomination for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. For Life of Pi, Miranda also received a BAFTA, a Satellite Award and multiple Critics Society awards, as well as a nomination from the American Society of Cinematographers.
“Well this is unexpected, what a dream!” said Miranda. “I want to thank Ang in respect to his vision for this film. He’s an incredible talent – also, my crew and everyone who worked to make Life of Pi such a great experience. Thank you to my family and especially my wife Kelli for all their love and support. Now, it’s time to celebrate!”
DDA production designer Eve Stewart and costume designer Paco Delgado also received Academy Award nominations this year for their work on Les Misérables.
“I am so excited Claudio’s brilliance has been recognized by the academy,” said agent Bill Dispoto. “I’m sure there will be many more Oscars to come.”