Life of Pi ended up getting quite a few awards, which surprised me. As the Oscar season went on, there were other films that got more attention than LoP.
I actually thought it might get a couple more technical awards, it was nominated for a whopping
eleven of them. Sort of like Hugo did last year. You might be right that Ben Affleck would have won
if he were nominated, but also, back when the nominations came out, Lincoln seemed like a pretty sure
bet, but when Affleck was not nominated Argo became a film to rally around because of that, so maybe
it would have played out differently. We can't know. Or maybe it played out as it was meant to? Or?
Anyway, the final awards tally was:
Life of Pi - 4
Argo - 3
Les Misérables - 3
Django Unchained - 2
Lincoln - 2
Skyfall - 2
Amour - 1
Anna Karenina - 1
Brave - 1
Silver Linings Playbook - 1
Zero Dark Thirty - 1
Plus--Documentaries and shorts-winners:
Searching for Sugar Man
I believe Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon also won 4 awards.