Sunday, March 05, 2006

Brokeback Mountain Collects Three Oscars

The highly acclaimed gay romance movie, Brokeback Mountain, collected three Oscars tonight, but lost out the coveted Best Picture award to Crash. Brokeback director, Ang Lee, received Best Director honors. The movie was also recognized for Best Original Score and Best Screenplay Adaption. The movie was nominated for eight categories, but it lost out in every actor category, including best lead actor, best supporting actor and best supporting actress.

The low-budget movie continues to enjoy tremendous box office success. As of this weekend, the movie grossed almost $79 million domestically and almost $130 million when international receipts are added. It ranks among the top 5 grossing movies of all time in gay/lesbian and western genres. It is also among the top 10 grossing romantic drama movies of all time.

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