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Ang Lee with his Filmmaker of the Year award Backstage at the MPSE

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Ang Lee is the recipient of the Filmmaker of the Year award.

Ang Lee is widely regarded as one of the world’s great contemporary filmmakers. Along with Life of Pi, his films include Taking WoodstockLust, Caution; Hulk; Ride with the Devil; The Ice Storm and Sense and Sensibility. His film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Director in 2001. He won the Oscar for Best Director in 2006 for Brokeback Mountain.

Lee was born in Pingtung, Taiwan and studied filmmaking at the National Taiwan College of Arts, the University of Illinois and New York University. He made his directorial debut in 1992 with Pushing Hands. His second film, The Wedding Banquet, earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Lee has won two DGA, two Golden Globe and three BAFTA awards for direction, among many other international awards and honors for filmmaking excellence.

The MPSE Golden Reel Awards is the preeminent awards competition for sound editors, acknowledging the year’s best work in editing dialogue, ADR, sound effects, Foley and music. The competition encompasses work for feature films, television and other mediums. It also presents special awards for Filmmaker and Career Achievement. Past recipients of the MPSE Filmmaker Award include George Lucas, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Brian Grazer and Gale Anne Hurd.  Some past recipients of its Career Achievement Award include George Watters II, Walter Murch, Don Hall and Larry Singer.