07:11 AM EDT 07/10/2016
Academy Issues Apology After Ang Lee, Sandra Oh, George Takei Send Letter of Protest Over Oscar Telecast's Asian Jokes
Originally posted 03/15/2016 05:15PM
Twenty-five members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who are of Asian descent sent a joint letter to the organization this week protesting what they called "tasteless and offensive skits" about Asians at the Oscars on Feb. 28.
Originally posted 02/25/2013 07:00AM
It's getting crowded in Ang Lee's workspace.
The Taiwanese-born American film director, who was named Best Director at Sunday's Academy Awards for Life of Pi, already had a place picked out for his latest statue as he walked the red carpet early in the evening.
"My study," he said of Oscar's new home.
Lee, 58, previously won for Best Director in 2006 for Brokeback Mountain.
Originally posted 01/23/2008 03:40PM
Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee reflects fondly on working with Heath Ledger, calling the actor's untimely death "heartbreaking."
"Working with Heath was one of the purest joys of my life," the director says in a statement. "He brought to the role of Ennis [Del Mar] more than any of us could have imagined – a thirst for life, for love, and for truth, and a vulnerability that made everyone who knew him love him. His death is heartbreaking."
Ledger was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for his role as Ennis Del Mar, a taciturn gay cowboy in the 2005 drama.
Originally posted 01/29/2006 08:00PM
The cowboy romance Brokeback Mountain on Saturday night did what it has been doing a lot of lately – winning the top prize.
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