'Brokeback Mountain' Racks Up Oscar Nominations

Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Brokeback Mountain.'

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Nominations for Academy Awards are announced in Los Angeles. Brokeback Mountain and Munich were among the best picture nominees, while the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line was shut out. Critic Kenneth Turan discusses the nominations with John Ydstie.

And the Nominees Are...

Brokeback Mountain and Crash are two of the favorites to win the Academy Award for Best Picture this year. The former won the Golden Globe in the category, while Crash was chosen for best drama by the Screen Actors' Guild. The two competitions offer a hint at who might be standing at the podium on March 5, when the winners will be announced.

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