Music composer Mychael Danna won the prestigious Golden Globe Award in the best original song category for "Life of Pi" on Sunday night.
Describing Ang Lee's epic fantasy as a "film of a lifetime", the Toronto-based composer said in his acceptance speech, "I felt very, very blessed, even before this, and I speak for the whole cast and crew, to be part of the whole 'Life of Pi' experience," reported CBC News.
"I say thank you Fox for being crazy enough to make this film. And I want to share this award with my director Ang Lee - thank you for guiding us all to shore so safely," he said before giving a shoutout to friends and family in Toronto and "to my Mom and Dad. for giving me the gift of music, Thank you so much," he added.
Besides Danna and Lee, "Life of Pi" cast members Tabu and Suraj Sharma also showed up at the 70th edition of the annual event in Los Angeles.
Other composers nominated for the award in the category were Alexandre Desplat for "Argo", Dario Marianelli for "Anna Karenina", Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil for "Cloud Atlas" and John Williams for "Lincoln".
Danna was also pinned to win the best original score award for a motion picture. The Golden Globe went to British singer-songwriter Adele for her theme song on James Bond film "Skyfall."
Danna had used an array of instruments to create nostalgic elements for the film's scores. He had collaborated with Indian Carnatic music vocalist Bombay Jayashri to create the intro song, "Pi's Lullaby", a melodious ballad which will pit against five other contenders for the best original song award at the 85th Academy Awards in February.
Jayashri's hope of winning an Oscar, however, might be short-lived as the song was charged with allegations of plagiarism from a renowned composition by 19th century South-Indian singer Thampi.