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Brokeback Mountain leads Globes

The cowboy romance led the Golden Globe Awards with four prizes.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2006 15:12 IST

The cowboy romance Brokeback Mountain led the Golden Globes with four prizes, including best dramatic film and the directing honour for Ang Lee.

It was a triumphant night for films dealing with homosexuality and transsexuality. Along with the victories for Brokeback Mountain, acting honours went to Felicity Huffman in a gender-bending role as a man preparing for sex-change surgery in Transamerica and Philip Seymour Hoffman as gay author Truman Capote in Capote.

"I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins, but I think as people our job is to become who we really are and so I would like to salute the men and women who brave ostracism, alienation and a life lived on the margins to become who they really are," Huffman said.

The Johnny Cash biography Walk the Line won the Globe for best musical or comedy film and earned acting honours for stars Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.

Director Lee's Brokeback Mountain, the story of two rugged Western family men (Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal) concealing their affair, has emerged as a front-runner for the Oscars - which occasionally have handed out top acting prizes for performers in homosexual or gender-bending roles but have never given the best-picture Oscar to a gay-themed film.

Oscar nominations come out on January 31, with the awards presented March 5.
Brokeback Mountain also won for best screenplay and song, A Love That Will Never Grow Old.

First Published: Jan 17, 2006 09:21 IST