Ang Lee wins DGA Award

Mar 11, 2001 by Ian Evans

Ang Lee may be one step closer to an Oscar® for Best Director.

On Saturday night, Lee won the Directors’ Guild award for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. In the 53 years that the award has been given out, only a handful of its winners haven’t gone on to win the Academy Award® for Best Director.

That doesn’t bode well for Steven Soderbergh, who was nominated for both Erin Brockovich and Traffic. Quipped awards host Carl Reiner, “Make one really good film a year and one bad one. Don’t make two great films a year — that is if you want to win awards.”