Los Angeles, CA (November 28, 2012)-Life of Pi director Ang Lee will be the recipient of The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 2013 Filmmaker Award.
The award will be presented at the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards on February 17, 2013 in Los Angeles. Lee was selected for "a body of work that has demonstrated superlative artistry and has advanced the craft of filmmaking."
"Ang Lee is a fascinating innovator," said MPSE president Bobbi Banks. "He continually breaks ground through the use of the latest technology both visually and sonically. That continues with Life of Pi, where his use of Dolby Atmos guides audiences into the emotional intimacy of the sound experience. The Motion Picture Sound Editors takes great pride in honoring his contributions to world cinema."
Lee is widely regarded as one of the world's great contemporary filmmakers. Along with Life of Pi, his films include Taking Woodstock; Lust, 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 acknowledge 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.
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