Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Brokeback Mountain Leads Oscar Nominations
Brokeback Mountain garnered six major category nominations for an Oscar Award, including the coveted Best Picture award. Heath Ledger picked up the nomination for Best Actor, while Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Williams picked up nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.
Ang Lee received a nomination for Best Director. The movie also picked up the nomination for Best Screenplay Adaptation.
In other categories, the movie received nominations for Cinematography and Original Score. Brokeback Mountain gathered 8 nominations in total.
Other GLBT films were recognized as well. Felicity Huffman picked up a Best Actress nomination for her portrayal of a transgender person in Transamerica. Phillip Seymour Hoffman received a nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Truman Capote in Capote.