'Crash' Takes Home the Big Oscar Crash pulled a big upset at the Academy Awards. It won the Oscar for best picture, beating the favored "Brokeback Mountain." Lead-acting prizes went to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played author Truman Capote in Capote, and Reese Witherspoon as country singer June Carter. Brokeback Mountain had a leading eight nominations, but the gay cowboy romance only won one top Oscar, for director Ang Lee.
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'Crash' Takes Home the Big Oscar

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'Crash' Takes Home the Big Oscar

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Crash pulled a big upset at the Academy Awards. It won the Oscar for best picture, beating the favored "Brokeback Mountain." Lead-acting prizes went to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played author Truman Capote in Capote, and Reese Witherspoon as country singer June Carter. Brokeback Mountain had a leading eight nominations, but the gay cowboy romance only won one top Oscar, for director Ang Lee.