Monday, January 16, 2006

GLBT Films Score Big At Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association was very rewarding to GLBT-oriented films and actors at tonight’s award ceremony for the Golden Globe Awards. Brokeback Mountain, Transamerica and Capote all collected honors.

Brokeback Mountain led the pack, collecting on four of the seven nominations it received, including Best Film Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Original Song. The gay romance movie has scored well at the box office, already collecting more than $32 million in ticket sales, a remarkable feat considering its widest reach has only been 683 screens nationwide.

Felicity Huffman collected the best dramatic actress award for her characterization of a transgender person in Transamerica. She personally dedicated her award to all transgender persons who have the courage to face and act on their true gender identity in the face of persecution and discrimination.

Phillip Seymour Hoffman rounded out the honors winning the best dramatic actor award for his portrayal of gay author Truman Capote in the biopic Capote.

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