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.


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  • Mikhail Shurygin

    Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects & Foley in a Feature Film.. Skyfall

    Best Sound Editing: Dialogue & ADR in a Feature Film.. Life of Pi

    Best Sound Editing: Music in a Musical Feature Film.. Les Miserables

    Best Sound Editing: Music in a Feature Film.. Life of Pi

  • Daveylow

    I feel I should mention that Ang Lee’s early feature The Wedding Banquet was a big indie hit and made news because it made so much more money than its initial budget. Also his Chinese-language film Eat Drink Man Woman was a critically acclaimed and popular art house film when moviegoers still flocked to Chinese language films.

  • steve50

    Well-deserved and aptly named award for Ang Lee.

    He usually astonishes with his ability to convey the real heart of his stories, and never better than he did with with the remarkable – and extremely difficult – Life of Pi.

    The international box office is proof of his success in that Pi is more thoughtful and challenging than your typical blockbuster. Somehow, Lee has provided audiences with the means of connecting with this story – and they came out in droves around the world.

    He IS the Filmmaker of the Year, imo, whatever AMPAs decides.

  • Mac

    Ang Lee is incredible. Life of Pi is incredible. Well deserved, Mr. Lee.

  • Scotty

    Wonderful. Couldn’t have been given to a better filmmaker. He’s undeniably, one of the greatest living directors of our time.

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