Taiwan's TAIPEI 101 Tower Celebrates Ang Lee's Academy Award
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by Movies News Desk
TAIPEI 101 joined the celebration for filmmaker Ang Lee's taking home the best director of the academy award with his "Life of Pi" with its renowned LED messages and graphic designs at 8:30pm, Monday night (Feb. 25), Taiwan time.
While Lee showed his gratitude toward Taichung City and Taiwanese people for their help for the movie when he received the award, thousands and thousands of Taiwanese Internet surfers also began to share the moment of Lee's being highlighted, affirmed and recognized again by posting all kinds of graphic designs or messages of congratulations. The tower decided to complete the process, which usually takes a week, of the LED messages and graphic designs as soon as possible and make it happen at 8:30pm, to celebrate the moment when Lee made the nation highlighted.
Official photos of the LED messages when they were launched were uploaded and posted on TAIPEI 101's website shortly, while official statistics showed that more than 100 Internet surfers have visited the website within two hours on Monday night. Meanwhile, similar pictures can be googled, now that many visitors also shared their pictures of the same subject theme on the Internet.
Life of Pi landed a leading four Academy Awards, including Lee's best direction, best cinematography, best visual effects, and best original score. It was also Lee's second best director award after Brokeback Mountain in 2005.
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