'Life of Pi' Director Ang Lee to Be Honored by Sound Editors

Ang Lee Headshot 2011
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TAIPEI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20:  Chinese director Ang Lee arrives at the red carpet of the 47th Golden Horse Award ceremony at Taoyuan on November 20, 2010 in Taipei, Taiwan of China.

Life of Pi director Ang Lee will receive the 2013 Filmmaker Award from the Motion Picture Sound Editors at the organization’s 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards on Feb. 17, 2013 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.

“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.”

Along with Life of Pi, Lee’s films include The Wedding Banquet, 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. Lee won the Oscar for best director in 2006 for Brokeback Mountain.

Lee has also won two DGA, two Golden Globe and three BAFTA awards for direction.

The MPSE Golden Reel Awards acknowledge work in editing dialogue, ADR, sound effects, Foley and music.