Ang Lee Wins 2000 DGA Award for Feature Film

2000 DGA Awards Feature Film Ang Lee

March 10, 2001

Ang Lee was presented the 2000 DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film during the 53rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 10, 2001 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(Sony Pictures Classic)

Mr. Lee's Directorial Team:
Production Manager: Helen Li
First Assistant Directors: Lai Kai Keung, Sylvia Liu
Second Assistant Directors: Zhang Jin Ting, Zhou Ying Ying, Zhu Hong Bo, Xu Cheung Lin, Ta Bu Si

This was Ang Lee's second DGA nomination in the Feature Film category. He was previously nominated in 1995 for Sense and Sensibility.

DGA Award Facts:

The DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film has traditionally been a near perfect barometer for the Best Director Academy Award. Only four times since the DGA Award's inception in 1949 has the DGA Award winner not won the Academy Award:

  • In 1968, Anthony Harvey won the DGA Award for The Lion in Winter while Carol Reed took home the Oscar® for Oliver!.
  • In 1972, Francis Ford Coppola received the DGA's nod for The Godfather while the Academy selected Bob Fosse for Cabaret.
  • In 1985, Steven Spielberg received his first DGA Award for The Color Purple while the Oscar® went to Sydney Pollack for Out of Africa.
  • In 1995, Ron Howard was chosen by the DGA for his direction of Apollo 13 while Academy voters cited Mel Gibson for Braveheart.


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