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Ang Lee to be honored by Directors Guild of America

Ang Lee. Photo by Robb Cohen Photography courtesy of NAB via Creative Commons

Director Ang Lee has been selected by the Directors Guild of America for the 2018 DGA Honors, reports Variety.

The annual DGA Honors recognizes “individuals and institutions that have made distinguished contributions to American culture through the world of film and television, and recognizes the diversity of achievement — in business, government, and labor — required to produce the best entertainment in the world,” according to Deadline. The awards ceremony will be held in New York City on October 18.

The 2018 DGA Honors list also includes Fox Searchlight chairman Nancy Utley, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, SAG-AFTRA senior adviser John McGuire, and costume designer Ann Roth.

“There is nowhere more fitting to celebrate the confluence of entertainment, labor and politics than New York, our cultural epicenter,” said DGA president Thomas Schlamme. “It’s where a legendary director like Ang Lee, as a budding Taiwanese filmmaker, came to get started — and costume designing great Ann Roth made her mark in film and on Broadway.”

Ang Lee has directed many notable films, including Hulk, Brokeback Mountain, and Life of Pi.

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