Bulgarian Grabs Oscar for Life of Pi Visual Effects

Culture | February 25, 2013, Monday // 12:03|  views

Bulgarian Lyubomir Hristov is one of the top Hollywood visual effects artists. Photo by BTA

Bulgarian visual effects artist Lyubomir Hristov has won an Oscar for being part of the team working on the "Life of Pi" motion picture.

The movie, which grabbed 3 Oscars, features the story of a young man who survives a disaster at sea, to be hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and 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 talented members of the team disproved opinions the book would be difficult to adapt into a movie

The Taiwanese-born director, who won previously 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 has also worked on Ben Affleck's "Argo," which won the best picture award.

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

Nearly 1 million people have watched Sunday the glamorous ceremony for the 85th edition of the Oscars awards, held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

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