Gay flix top picks of movie crix

By | 2018-01-15T21:19:21-04:00 December 22nd, 2005|Entertainment|

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for movies with LGBT themes and characters, as film critics across the country are already showering them with prestigious awards and nominations.
And which movie of 2005 is leading the pack? Why, “Brokeback Mountain,” of course!
The gay cowboy love story has already garnered 12 major awards and 11 nominations, including seven Golden Globe nominations – significantly more than any other movie, gay or straight, this year. Awards include Best Picture by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Circle, the San Francisco Film Critics and the Boston Film Critics. It has also received nominations for best drama by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Best Picture by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.
Multiple awards and nominations have also been bestowed upon director Ang Lee and actor Heath Ledger.
The second most honored film of the year is “Capote,” the story behind Truman Capote’s novel, “In Cold Blood.” So far the flick has earned 10 wins and five nominations, including several for actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
Also receiving multiple nods is Felicity Hoffman for her role in “Transamerica.”
“The Producers,” “Rent,” “Breakfast on Pluto” and “The Family Stone” have also received at least one nomination or award.
More nominations and awards will be announced over the next several weeks. However, the most eagerly anticipated nominations – the Oscars – won’t be announced until Jan. 31, 2006.
So in the meantime, have fun playing the annual guessing game that seems to consume the media – and many a gay conversation, as well.
And remember: Your guess will be as good as anyone else’s!
This story was compiled Dec. 15 from various online and media sources, including Variety.com and Movie City News.

Boston Film Critics Awards

Best Picture:
“Brokeback Mountain”
Best Director:
Ang Lee (“Brokeback Mountain”)
Best Actor:
Philip Seymour Hoffman (“Capote”)
Best Supporting Actress:
Catherine Keener (“Capote”)
Best Screenplay:
Dan Futterman (“Capote”)

National Board of Review Awards

Best Director:
Ang Lee (“Brokeback Mountain”)
Best Actor:
Philip Seymour Hoffman (“Capote”)
Best Actress:
Felicity Huffman (“TransAmerica”)
Best Supporting Actor
Jake Gyllenhaal (“Brokeback Mountain”)
Best Ten Films of 2005
“Brokeback Mountain”
“Capote”

San Francisco Film Critics Awards

Best Picture:
“Brokeback Mountain”
Best Director:
Ang Lee (“Brokeback Mountain”)
Best Actor:
Heath Ledger (“Brokeback Mountain”)

Hollywood Foreign Press Golden Globe Nominations

Best Picture Drama:
“Brokeback Mountain”
Best Picture, Musical/Comedy:
“The Producers”
Best Director:
Ang Lee (“Brokeback Mountain”)
Best Screenplay:
“Brokeback Mountain”
Best Actor, Drama:
Philip Seymour Hoffman (“Capote”)
Heath Ledger (“Brokeback Mountain”)
Best Actor, Musical/Comedy:
Nathan Lane (“The Producers”)
Cillian Murphy (“Breakfast on Pluto”)
Best Actress, Musical/Comedy:
Sarah Jessica Parker (“The Family Stone”)
Best Actress, Drama:
Felicity Huffman (“Transamerica”)
Best Supporting Actress:
Michelle Williams (“Brokeback Mountain”)
Best Supporting Actor:
Wil Farrell (“The Producers”)
Best Original Score:
Gustavo Santaolalla (“Brokeback Mountain”)
Best Original Song:
“A Love That Will Never Grow Old” (“Brokeback Mountain”)
“Travelin’ Thru” (“Transamerica”)

N.Y. Film Critics Awards 2005

Best Picture:
“Brokeback Mountain”
Best Director:
Ang Lee (“Brokeback Mountain”)
Best First Film:
Bennet Miller (“Capote”)
Best Actor:
Heath Ledger (“Brokeback Mountain”)

L.A. Film Critics Award 2005

Best Picture of the Year:
“Brokeback Mountain”
Best Director:
Ang Lee (“Brokeback Mountain”)
Best Actor:
Phillip Seymour Hoffman (“Capote”)
Best Screenplay:
TIE: Dan Futterman (“Capote”)

Boston Film Critics Association, 2005 Award Nominations

Best Picture:
“Brokeback Mountain”
“Capote”
Best Actor:
Philip Seymour Hoffman (“Capote”)
Heath Ledger (“Brokeback Mountain”)
Best Actress:
Felicity Huffman (“Transamerica”)
Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line”)
Best Supporting Actor:
Jake Gyllenhaal (“Brokeback Mountain”)
Best Supporting Actress:
Catherine Keener (“Capote”)
Michelle Williams (“Brokeback Mountain”)
Best Acting Ensemble:
“Rent”
Best Director:
Ang Lee (“Brokeback Mountain”)
Best Writer:
Dan Futterman (“Capote”)
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana (“Brokeback Mountain”)
Best Comedy Movie:
“Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang”
“The Producers”
Best Song:
“A Love That Will Never Grow Old” (“Brokeback Mountain”)
“Seasons of Love” (“Rent”)
“Travelin’ Thru” (“Transamerica”)
Best Soundtrack:
“The Producers”
“Rent”
Best Composer:
Gustavo Santaolalla (“Brokeback Mountain”)

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