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Ang Lee will receive the highest BAFTA award

Taiwanese director Ang Lee will be honored at the BAFTA Film Awards ceremony on Sunday, April 11, the online edition of the Screen Daily reported, quoted by BTA.

He has won four BAFTA Awards for “Mind and Feelings”, “Tiger and Dragon” and “Brokeback Mountain”. Lee has also won Oscars for Best Director for Brokeback Mountain and Pi’s Life.

Ang Lee and Will Smith at the premiere of “The Twins” on October 21, 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan (Photo: Getty Images)

The honorary membership is the highest award of BAFTA, awarded for outstanding contribution to cinema. Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick have previously been honored with the award. Producer Kathleen Kennedy was honored with it last year.

The most prestigious British film awards will be presented for the 74th time this year at a ceremony in two evenings – on 10 and 11 April.

The American recession drama “Land of the Nomads” and the British film about maturation “Rocks” lead with seven nominations for the BAFTA awards. With six nominations for the awards are “Monk”, “Father”, “Minari”, “Girl with potential”. The BAFTA Award for Best Picture is contested by “The Father”, “The Moorish”, “Land of the Nomads”, “Girl with Potential”, “The Trial against Chicago 7”.

Maria Bakalova was nominated in the category for actress in a supporting role for “Borat 2”.


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