2013 Oscar Nomination Reactions
"I'm honored that the Academy included me in this year's nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay for 'Life Of Pi.' 2012 has, to my mind, one of the strongest years for films in recent memory and I couldn't be happier to be part of this incredible list of writers and screenplays. Everyone on the creative team for Pi contributed to making this screenplay possible. I owe the greatest debt to Ang Lee, not just for inviting me along on this journey, but for the creative insight that he provided into every scene and line of dialogue I wrote, and for his gentle insistence that I never settle for 'good enough.' In the best of collaborations, it's easy to lose track of who made which suggestion for a better line or how a scene evolved as the result of a design element, a brilliant reading, or a moving score. They all deserve credit. I couldn't be happier that so many on our team were recognized with nominations for their work as well, and that "Life Of Pi" is listed among the nominees for Best Picture." --David Magee, on being nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Life of Pi"
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