Jan. 29, 2006
'Brokeback's' Lee wins DGA Award
By Jesse Hiestand
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr..._id=1001920372"Brokeback Mountain" director Ang Lee took the honor Saturday for best feature at the 58th annual DGA Awards in Los Angeles.
The DGA's feature award is considered a harbinger of the best director Academy Award because the DGA winner has gone on to win the Oscar in 51 of the past 57 years, including three of the four past years. In 2001, Lee won the DGA prize for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" while Steven Soderbergh took home the directing Oscar for "Traffic."
Several honorary awards were also given out, including a Lifetime Achievement Award to Clint Eastwood. The award has only been given out 31 previous times, most recently to Mike Nichols in 2004.
The show was held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.