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Brokeback Mountain bags four BAFTA awards

Gay cowboy romance Brokeback Mountain took four awards including best picture at the British Academy Film Awards, a result that boosts its hopes for the Oscars in two weeks' time.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2006 20:09 IST
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Gay cowboy romance

Brokeback Mountain

took four awards including best picture at the British Academy Film Awards, a result that boosts its hopes for the Oscars in two weeks' time.

The film beat a strong best-picture shortlist on Sunday that included literary biopic Capote, LA story Crash, 1950s drama Good Night, and Good Luck and British favourite The Constant Gardener.

Bafta winners

Best Film:Brokeback Mountain

Best British Film:Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote

Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

Best Supporting Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain

Best Supporting Actress: Thandie Newton, Crash

Rising Star: James McAvoy

Best Director: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain

First-time Director: Joe Wright, Pride and Prejudice

Best Original Screenplay: Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco, Crash

Best Adapted Screenplay: Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, Brokeback Mountain

Best Film (not in the English Language):De Battre Mon Coeur S'est Arrete (The Beat That My Heart Skipped)

Best Music: John Williams, Memoirs of a Geisha

Best Cinematography: Dion Beebe, Memoirs of a Geisha

Best Editing: Claire Simpson, The Constant Gardener

Best Production Design: Stuart Craig, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Best Costume Design: Colleen Atwood, Memoirs of a Geisha

Best Sound effects:Walk the Line

Best Visual Effects:King Kong

Best Makeup and Hair: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Best Short Animation:Fallen Art

Best Short Film:Antonio's Breakfast

Academy Fellowship: David Puttnam

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema: Robert (Chuck) Finch and Bill Merrell

The Constant Gardener

, a spy thriller and love story that went into the ceremony with 10 nominations, took only one award, for editing.

Memoirs of a Geisha

won three awards, for cinematography, music and costume design.

Ang Lee was named best director for Brokeback, which is up for eight Academy Awards on March 5. Jake Gyllenhaal won the best supporting actor prize for playing Jack Twist, one of two cowpokes who fall in love over the course of a Wyoming summer.

Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, who adapted Annie Proulx's short story, won the adapted screenplay prize.

Gyllenhaal's co-star Heath Ledger was beaten to the best-actor prize by Philip Seymour Hoffman for his depiction of troubled writer Truman Capote in Capote.

Reese Witherspoon was named best actress for playing June Carter Cash, wife and muse of country great Johnny Cash, in Walk the Line.

Thandie Newton took the best supporting actress award for Crash, an edgy depiction of racial divisions in modern-day Los Angeles.

The film, which had nine nominations, also won the prize for best original screenplay.