Ang Lee Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2013 Won
Oscar
Best Achievement in Directing
Life of Pi (2012)
Nominated
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Life of Pi (2012)
Shared with:
2006 Won
Oscar
Best Achievement in Directing
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Ang Lee became the first Asian to win the Academy Award for Best Director.
2001 Nominated
Oscar
Best Picture
Wo hu cang long (2000)
Shared with:
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)

Golden Globes, USA

2013 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Life of Pi (2012)
2006 Won
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2001 Won
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Wo hu cang long (2000)
1996 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Sense and Sensibility (1995)

BAFTA Awards

2013 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
Life of Pi (2012)
Shared with:
Nominated
David Lean Award for Direction
Best Director
Life of Pi (2012)
2008 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film Not in the English Language
Se, jie (2007)
Shared with:
2006 Won
David Lean Award for Direction
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2001 Won
David Lean Award for Direction
Wo hu cang long (2000)
Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film not in the English Language
Wo hu cang long (2000)
Shared with:
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
Wo hu cang long (2000)
Shared with:
1996 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Shared with:
Nominated
David Lean Award for Direction
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1995 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film not in the English Language
Yin shi nan nu (1994)
Shared with:

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

2013 Nominated
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Director
Life of Pi (2012)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

2013 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Director
Life of Pi (2012)
2001 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)

AFI Awards, USA

2013 Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year
Life of Pi (2012)
Shared with:

LIFE OF PI is an immersion into the world of imagination - one so powerful, so deeply ... More

LIFE OF PI is an immersion into the world of imagination - one so powerful, so deeply transformational, that it stands as a cinematic monument to the power of storytelling. Navigating Yann Martel's beloved novel with David Magee's script as guiding star, director Ang Lee proves himself a virtuoso of the versatile in a world so rich and so real that only the miracle of 3D in the hands of a master could put it all into proper perspective. At journey's end, audiences are left to ponder an adventure so life-affirming and a reality so true that they would never dare doubt Dorothy ever left Kansas.


Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2007 Nominated
EDA Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Se, jie (2007)
China/Taiwan

Amanda Awards, Norway

2006 Nominated
Amanda
Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
USA.
2001 Nominated
Amanda
Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)
Wo hu cang long (2000)

Amiens International Film Festival

1992 Won
Best First Film
Tui shou (1992)

Asia-Pacific Film Festival

1995 Won
Best Screenplay
Shao nu xiao yu (1995)
Shared with:
1994 Won
Best Film
Yin shi nan nu (1994)
1992 Won
Best Film
Tui shou (1992)

Asian American International Film Festival

1993 Won
Asian Media Award

Asian Film Awards

2008 Nominated
Asian Film Award
Best Director
Se, jie (2007)

Asian Film Critics Association Awards

2008 Won
NETPAC Award
Best Director
Se, jie (2007)
2001 Won
NETPAC Award
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)

Australian Film Institute

2013 Nominated
AACTA International Award
Best Film
Life of Pi (2012)
Shared with:
Best Direction
Life of Pi (2012)
2001 Won
Best Foreign Film Award
Wo hu cang long (2000)
Shared with:
1998 Nominated
Best Foreign Film Award
The Ice Storm (1997)
Shared with:

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2012 Nominated
ACCA
Best Director
Life of Pi (2012)
2005 Won
ACCA
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2000 2nd place
ACCA
Best Motion Picture
Wo hu cang long (2000)
Shared with:
Runner-Up
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)
Runner-Up

Bergen International Film Festival

2000 Won
Audience Award
Wo hu cang long (2000)

Berlin International Film Festival

1996 Won
Golden Berlin Bear
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
2nd place
Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost"
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1993 Won
Golden Berlin Bear
Xi yan (1993)
Tied with Xiang hun nu (1993).

Bodil Awards

2006 Nominated
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2001 Won
Bodil
Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke amerikanske film)
Wo hu cang long (2000)
1999 Won
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
The Ice Storm (1997)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2005 Won
BSFC Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
1995 Won
BSFC Award
Best Director
Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2013 Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Director
Life of Pi (2012)
2006 Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Cannes Film Festival

2009 Nominated
Palme d'Or
Taking Woodstock (2009)
1997 Nominated
Palme d'Or
The Ice Storm (1997)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2006 2nd place
COFCA Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2006 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2001 Won
CFCA Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Wo hu cang long (2000)
Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)
1998 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Director
The Ice Storm (1997)

Chinese Film Media Awards

2008 Nominated
China Film Media Award
Best Director
Se, jie (2007)
2001 Won
China Film Media Award
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)

Chlotrudis Awards

2006 Won
Chlotrudis Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2001 Won
Chlotrudis Award
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)
1998 Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Director
The Ice Storm (1997)

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize

2013 Nominated
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Life of Pi (2012)
USA.
2002 Nominated
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Wo hu cang long (2000)
Taiwan.

Cinemanila International Film Festival

2013 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award

CinEuphoria Awards

2013 Won
CinEuphoria
Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award
Life of Pi (2012)
Best Film - Audience Award
Life of Pi (2012)
2010 Won
CinEuphoria
Top Films of the Decade - International Competition
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

César Awards, France

2007 Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2012 Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Life of Pi (2012)
2005 Won
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2001 2nd place
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)

David di Donatello Awards

2013 Nominated
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Life of Pi (2012)
2006 Nominated
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Deauville Film Festival

1993 Won
Critics Award
Xi yan (1993)
Tied with Public Access (1993).
Won
Coup de Coeur LTC
Xi yan (1993)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2013 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Life of Pi (2012)
2006 Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Shared with:
2001 Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Wo hu cang long (2000)
Shared with:
1996 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

2006 3rd place
DFCC
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

DVD Exclusive Awards

2001 Nominated
Video Premiere Award
Best Internet Video Premiere
Chosen (2001)
BMWFilms.com.

Empire Awards, UK

2001 Nominated
Empire Award
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)

European Film Awards

2005 Nominated
Screen International Award
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
USA
2000 Nominated
Screen International Award
Wo hu cang long (2000)
China

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2005 Won
FFCC Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

German Film Awards

1997 Won
Best Foreign Film
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
USA

Ghent International Film Festival

2000 Nominated
Grand Prix
Wo hu cang long (2000)

Gold Derby Awards

2013 Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Director
Life of Pi (2012)
2010 Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Director of the Decade
Wo hu cang long (2000)
2006 Won
Gold Derby Award
Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Golden Bauhinia Awards

2001 Won
Golden Bauhinia
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)

Golden Horse Film Festival

2007 Won
Golden Horse Award
Best Director
Se, jie (2007)
Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year
2000 Won
Golden Horse Award
Best Feature Film
Wo hu cang long (2000)
Shared with:
Nominated
Golden Horse Award
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)
1995 Nominated
Golden Horse Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Shao nu xiao yu (1995)
Shared with:
1994 Nominated
Golden Horse Award
Best Original Screenplay
Yin shi nan nu (1994)
Shared with:
1993 Won
Golden Horse Award
Best Feature Film
Xi yan (1993)
Shared with:
Best Director
Xi yan (1993)
Best Original Screenplay
Xi yan (1993)
Shared with:
Nominated
Golden Horse Award
Best Film Editing
Xi yan (1993)
1991 Nominated
Golden Horse Award
Best Director
Tui shou (1992)
Best Original Screenplay
Tui shou (1992)
Best Film Editing
Tui shou (1992)

Golden Schmoes Awards

2005 Nominated
Golden Schmoes
Best Director of the Year
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Gotham Awards

2005 Nominated
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Feature
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Shared with:
2002 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award

Guild of German Art House Cinemas

1996 Won
Guild Film Award - Silver
Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film)
Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Guldbagge Awards

2009 Won
Guldbagge
Best Foreign Film (Bästa utländska film)
Se, jie (2007)

Hawaii International Film Festival

1997 Won
Vision in Film Award

Hong Kong Film Awards

2001 Won
Hong Kong Film Award
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)

Hugo Awards

2001 Won
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation
Wo hu cang long (2000)
Shared with:

Independent Spirit Awards

2006 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2001 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
Wo hu cang long (2000)
Shared with:
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)
1995 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Yin shi nan nu (1994)
Best Screenplay
Yin shi nan nu (1994)
Shared with:
1994 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
Xi yan (1993)
Shared with:
Best Director
Xi yan (1993)
Best Screenplay
Xi yan (1993)
Shared with:

International Cinephile Society Awards

2006 2nd place
ICS Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Runner-Up.

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2013 Nominated
INOCA
Best Director
Life of Pi (2012)

Iowa Film Critics Awards

2006 Won
IFC Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Iron Elephant Film Awards

2008 Won
Iron Elephant Award
Best Director
Se, jie (2007)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2008 Nominated
Silver Ribbon
Best Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo)
Se, jie (2007)

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

2006 Won
IOMA
Best Director (Miglior regia)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

2012 Won
KCFCC Award
Best Director
Life of Pi (2012)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2012 Won
Sierra Award
Best Director
Life of Pi (2012)
2005 Won
Sierra Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2013 Won
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
Life of Pi (2012)
2006 Won
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2001 Nominated
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
Wo hu cang long (2000)
1999 Nominated
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
The Ice Storm (1997)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2005 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2000 2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)
1995 2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Director
Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Mill Valley Film Festival

2012 Won
Audience Award
Audience Favorite
Life of Pi (2012)

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA

2013 Won
Filmmaker's Award
Life of Pi (2012)

National Board of Review, USA

2005 Won
NBR Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
1995 Won
NBR Award
Best Director
Sense and Sensibility (1995)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

2001 3rd place
NSFC Award
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2005 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2000 2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)
1995 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Sense and Sensibility (1995)

New York International Independent Film & Video Festival

1999 Won
Director's Choice Award
Xi yan (1993)

North Carolina Film Critics Association

2013 Won
NCFCA Award
Best Director
Life of Pi (2012)

Online Film & Television Association

2016 Won
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Creative
2013 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
Life of Pi (2012)
Shared with:
Best Director
Life of Pi (2012)
2006 Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2001 Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
Wo hu cang long (2000)
Shared with:
Best Casting
Wo hu cang long (2000)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2006 Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2001 Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)

Order of Arts and Letters, France

2012 Won
Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters
On 27 November, 2012.

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2001 Won
International Filmmaker Award

PGA Awards

2013 Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Life of Pi (2012)
Shared with:
2001 Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Wo hu cang long (2000)
Shared with:

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2012 Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Director
Life of Pi (2012)

Robert Festival

2001 Won
Robert
Best Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film)
Wo hu cang long (2000)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2012 Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Director
Life of Pi (2012)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

2005 Won
SFFCC Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Satellite Awards

2007 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Director
Se, jie (2007)
2005 Won
Satellite Award
Outstanding Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2001 Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)

Seattle International Film Festival

1993 Won
Golden Space Needle Award
Best Director
Xi yan (1993)

Shanghai International Film Festival

2006 Won
Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Cinema

ShoWest Convention, USA

2008 Won
ShoWest/NATO Freedom of Expression Award
2001 Won
ShoWest Award
International Filmmaker of the Year

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2005 Won
SEFCA Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2012 Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Director
Life of Pi (2012)
2005 Won
SLFCA Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Telluride Film Festival, US

2000 Won
Silver Medallion Award

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2000 2nd place
TFCA Award
Best Director
Wo hu cang long (2000)
1998 Nominated
TFCA Award
Best Director
The Ice Storm (1997)

Toronto International Film Festival

2000 Won
People's Choice Award
Wo hu cang long (2000)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

2005 Won
UFCA Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2013 Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Director
Life of Pi (2012)
2006 Won
VFCC Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Venice Film Festival

2007 Won
Golden Lion
Se, jie (2007)
2005 Won
Golden Lion
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Visual Effects Society Awards

2013 Won
Visionary Award

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2005 Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Director
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

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