For many, the Best Director nod is the greatest single achievement of the entire Oscars ceremony: crafting and executing a film are after all the achievements that we herald every time we buy a cinema ticket (or at least, that's the idea.) Lee pipped fellow nominees Michael Haneke for Amour, Steven Spielberg for Lincoln, David O'Russell for Silver Linings Playbook and newcomer Behn Zeitlin for Beasts Of The Southern Wild. Life Of Pi was a triumph in aesthetic achievement, and though it could be classed as the most narratively insubstantial of all of the films up for nomination, the visual effects and the overall look of the film were a stunning achievement, and testament to Lee's ability as a film-maker. The director thanked the massive Life Of Pi team for the win: "Thank you, movie God. I really need to share this with all 3,000 who worked with me in Life of Pi. I wanna thank you for believing in this story, and sharing this incredible journey with me. Thanks to Yann Martell for writing this incredible book." The Best Director win came hot on the tail of the writing nominations, which went to Argo (Best Adapted Screenplay) and Django Unchained (Best Original Screenplay.) Do you agree Lee deserved to win the Best Director Oscar? Share your thoughts below.