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Brokeback Mountain leads Oscar nominations

Th poignant but controversial movie about the gay love affair, scooped up eight Oscar nominations.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2006 18:19 IST

Brokeback Mountain, the poignant but controversial movie about the gay love affair between two cowboys, scooped up eight Oscar nominations on Tuesday to cement its status as the frontrunner for Oscar glory.

The movie, which is still attracting large audiences to US cinemas, was nominated for best picture, best director (Ang Lee), best actor (Heath Ledger), best supporting actress (Michelle Williams), best supporting actor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and best adapted screenplay.

The other best picture nominees were the Truman Capote story Capote, the ensemble race relations drama Crash, George Clooney's McCarthy-era chronicle Good Night, and Good Luck, and Steven Spielberg's assassination thriller Munich.

First Published: Feb 01, 2006 18:19 IST