'Brokeback Mountain' Racks Up Oscar Nominations 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.

'Brokeback Mountain' Racks Up Oscar Nominations

'Brokeback Mountain' Racks Up Oscar Nominations

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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.

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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.

A list of this year's nominees, with related stories:

2005 Movie Lists

Best Picture

  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Crash
  • Munich
  • Capote
  • Good Night, and Good Luck

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman -- Capote
  • Terrence Howard -- Hustle and Flow
  • Heath Ledger -- Brokeback Mountain
  • Joaquin Phoenix -- Walk the Line
  • David Strathairn -- Good Night, And Good Luck

Best Director

  • Ang Lee -- Brokeback Mountain
  • George Clooney -- Good Night, And Good Luck
  • Paul Haggis -- Crash
  • Bennett Miller -- Capote
  • Steven Spielberg -- Munich

Best Supporting Actor

  • George Clooney -- Syriana
  • Matt Dillon -- Crash
  • Paul Giamatti -- Cinderella Man
  • Jake Gyllenhaal -- Brokeback Mountain
  • William Hurt -- A History of Violence

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Judi Dench -- Mrs. Henderson Presents
  • Felicity Huffman -- Transamerica
  • Keira Knightley -- Pride and Prejudice
  • Charlize Theron -- North Country
  • Reese Witherspoon -- Walk the Line

Best Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams -- Junebug
  • Catherine Keener -- Capote
  • Frances McDormand -- North Country
  • Rachel Weisz -- The Constant Gardener
  • Michelle Williams -- Brokeback Mountain