Life of Pi during the 11th VES ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California on January 5.
Life of Pi is a magical realism adaption of the Canadian novelist Yann Martel’s 2002 Man Booker Prize-winning novel with the same title.
The movie chronicles the tale of a shipwrecked Indian boy adrift on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger while exploring faith through the story.
“Ang Lee has used the art of visual effects to masterful effect in telling stories like Life of P that could not have otherwise been so powerfully brought to life,” said the chairman of the VES awards committee Jeffrey Okun.
Lee’s shipwreck epic was recently named as one of the top 10 movies of the year by the American Film Institute and has been nominated for numerous awards such as Golden Globes’ best motion picture, best director and best score.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Sense and Sensibility and Brokeback Mountain are some of his acclaimed works.
The Visionary Award annually honors individuals for uniquely and consistently using the art and science of visual effects to spark imagination and inspire future discoveries through artistry and groundbreaking invention.
The US-based Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee has picked up the 2013 Visionary Award from the Visual Effects Society (VES) for his adventure drama.
Lee received the award for his cinematic epic