Ang Lee, DGA director of the year
Ang Lee was named filmmaker of the year by his peers, winning the Directors Guild of America award for the epic romance “Brokeback Mountain.”
The win affirms Lee’s position as favorite for best director at the Academy Awards on March 5. He has captured more than 10 honors for his work on the film, which follows a 20-year forbidden love affair between two Wyoming ranch hands. Oscar nominations will be announced Tuesday.
The Directors Guild award is one of Hollywood’s best barometers for the Academy Awards. Only six times in the 57-year history of the Guild honors has the winner failed to go on to win the directing Oscar.