Toronto composer Danna nabs Oscar for 'Life of Pi'
Mychael Danna accepts the award for best original score for "Life of Pi" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP/ Invision/ Chris Pizzello)
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, February 24, 2013 11:25PM EST
Last Updated Monday, February 25, 2013 1:37PM EST
LOS ANGELES -- Toronto composer Mychael Danna has won an Oscar for best original score for his work on "Life of Pi."
The musician bested giants in the field including Dario Marianelli for "Anna Karenina," Alexandre Desplat for "Argo," John Williams for "Lincoln" and Thomas Newman for "Skyfall."
Last month, Danna won the Golden Globe in the same category for his work on "Life of Pi."
At the Oscars, the musician was also nominated for best original song for "Pi's Lullaby."
"Life of Pi" marked the third collaboration between Danna and director Ang Lee.
The two also worked together on 1997's "The Ice Storm" and 1999's "Ride With the Devil."
Danna credits his career in film to longtime friend and director Atom Egoyan, who hired him to score all of his movies.
He also contributed music to Egoyan's upcoming thriller "Devil's Knot," which stars Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.