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Brokeback Mountain Rises Above Other Golden Globe Nominees

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Nominations for the 63rd annual Golden Globes are out, and if this year’s list is an indication for the Academy Awards, it’s looking like it may be a good year to be a cowboy in love. Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain tops the list, with seven awards, including nods for best direction and actor — but only one in the latter category. Heath Ledger was a shoo-in for his role as the conflicted Ennis del Mar, but many expected co-star Jake Gyllenhaal to be nominated as well for his performance as del Mar’s tense lover Jack Twist. Ledger’s real life girlfriend Michelle Williams picked up a nod in the supporting actress category, however.

But Gyllenhaal’s absence was not the only surprise — the critically acclaimed Crash, lauded by some as the film of the year, was conspicuously absent here, picking up only one nomination. The film may have suffered from an early release, but expect a lot of speculation about the ensemble cast’s chances for Oscar recognition.

In television, Desperate Housewives again piles up the nominations, despite a marked drop in critical acclaim for the primetime soap this year. Unsurprisingly, the new show My Name is Earl picked up a couple of nominations, including a nod for lead Jason Lee, who is long overdue accolades for his comedic ability. Lee’s will be duking it out with the Housewives for a chance at the award for best comedy (or musical) series.

The list of nominees was announced Tuesday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles by actress Kate Beckinsale and actors Mark Wahlberg and Steve Carell. The Golden Globes will be televised on January 16, 2006.

Full list of nominees:

Best motion picture – Drama
Brokeback Mountain
The Constant Gardener
A History of Violence
Match Point
Good Night, and Good Luck

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – drama

Maria Bello – A History of Violence
Felicity Huffman – Transamerica
Gwyneth Paltrow – Proof
Charlize Theron – North Country
Ziyi Zhang – Memoirs of a Geisha

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – Drama

Russell Crowe – Cinderella Man
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Capote
Terrence Howard – Hustle and Flow
Heath Ledger – Brokeback Mountain
David Strathairn – Good Night and Good Luck

Best motion picture – Musical Or Comedy
Mrs Henderson Presents
Pride & Prejudice
The Producers
The Squid and the Whale
Walk the Line

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench – Mrs Henderson Presents
Keira Knightley – Pride & Prejudice
Laura Linney – The Squid and the Whale
Sarah Jessica Parker – The Family Stone
Reese Witherspoon – Walk the Line

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – Musical Or Comedy
Pierce Brosnan – The Matador
Jeff Daniels – The Squid and the Whale
Johnny Depp - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Nathan Lane – The Producers
Cillian Murphy – Breakfast on Pluto
Joaquin Phoenix – Walk the Line

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture

Scarlett Johansson – Match Point
Shirley MacLaine - In Her Shoes
Frances McDormand – North Country
Rachel Weisz – The Constant Gardener
Michelle Williams – Brokeback Mountain

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture
George Clooney – Syriana
Matt Dillon - Crash
Will Ferrell – The Producers
Paul Giamatti – Cinderella Man
Bob Hoskins – Mrs Henderson Presents

Best director – Motion Picture
Woody Allen – Match Point

George Clooney – Good Night and Good Luck
Peter Jackson - King Kong
Steven Spielberg – Munich
Ang Lee – Brokeback Mountain
Fernando Meirelles – The Constant Gardener

Best foreign language film
Kung Fu Hustle (China)
Master of Crimson Armor (China)
Merry Christmas (France)
Tsotsi (South Africa)
Paradise Now (Palestine)

Best original score – Motion Picture

Syriana
King Kong
Brokeback Mountain
The Chronicles of Narnia
Memoirs of a Geisha

Best television series – Drama
Commander in Chief
Lost
Grey’s Anatomy
Prison Break
Rome

Best performance by an actress in a television series – Drama
Patricia Arquette – Medium
Glenn Close – The Shield
Geena Davis - Commander in Chief
Kyra Sedgewick – The Closer
Polly Walker – Rome

Best performance by an actor in a television series – Drama

Patrick Dempsey – Grey’s Anatomy
Matthew Fox – Lost
Wentworth Miller – Prison Break
Hugh Laurie – House
Keifer Sutherland – 24

Best television series – Musical Or Comedy
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Desperate Housewives
Entourage
Everybody Hates Chris
My Name is Earl
Weeds


Best performance by an actress in a television series – Musical Or Comedy

Marcia Cross – Desperate Housewives
Terry Hatcher – Desperate Housewives
Felicity Huffman – Desperate Housewives
Eva Longoria – Desperate Housewives
Mary Louise Parker – Weeds

Best performance by an actor in a television series – Musical Or Comedy

Zach Braff – Scrubs
Steve Carrell – The Office
Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jason Lee – My Name is Earl
Charlie Sheen – Two-and-a-Half Men

Cecil B DeMille award
Sir Anthony Hopkins

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  • http://www.futonreport.net/ Matthew T. Sussman

    Color me childish but I preferred the Fark headline:

    Brokeback Mountain up to its ass in Golden Globe nominations

  • http://onenjenifer.blogspot.com Jenifer Gonzales

    The biggest surprise for me was not seeing any Shopgirl recognition. I thought Claire Danes was fabulous. Maybe the film was released too early and it wasn’t on the forefront of the voters’ minds anymore, after all the initial critical praise it received.

    Good to see The Squid and the Whale get some recognition. That was a great film with even greater performances all around.

    Regarding Desperate Housewives … I just don’t get it.

  • http://www.suddennothing.net Alisha Karabinus

    You’re right, Suss… that headline blows me… er… y’know, there are just too many traps there. I’m gonna let it go while I still have a little grace. I do have grace, right?

    Jenifer, I don’t get it either. But then, I’ve NEVER gotten Teri Hatcher (she scares me) or primetime soaps!

  • http://notesfromnancy.blogspot.com NancyGail

    I have to wonder if the people choosing the nomineees simply picked the actors and productions that everyone else is raving about.

  • tommyd

    “Brokeback Mountain” has made Cowboy/Western movie history, you know.

    Yes, Brokeback is the first Cowboy/Western film in history where the good guys get it in the end.

    Gotcha!

  • http://breathoffreshink.blogspot.com Chris Evans

    You don’t get what? Do you watch the show?