Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee is to be honoured for his career achievements at the Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards next year (13).

The mastermind behind such movies as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hulk, and upcoming fantasy film Life of Pi will be handed the prestigious Filmmaker Award at the 60th annual prizegiving ceremony in Los Angeles on 17 February (13).

Executive Bobbi Banks tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Ang Lee is a fascinating innovator. He continually breaks ground through the use of the latest technology both visually and sonically. That continues with Life of Pi."

Previous honourees have included Steven Spielberg and producer Brian Grazer.