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At Sunday's Oscar ceremony, the visual effects team behind the stunningly beautiful Life of Pi were ushered offstage before group spokesman Bill Westenhofer could explain the central irony of their Oscar win: As they collected the award, their company, Rhythm & Hues, was on the verge of bankruptcy.

"Finally, I want to thank all the artists who worked on this film for over a year," said Westenhofer as the theme from Jaws played over the end of his speech. "Sadly, Rhythm and Hues is suffering severe financial difficulties right now. I urge you all to remember—"

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