The 2005 Critics Consensus Award Nominations


Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain

Back been broke! Ang Lee's Western romance Brokeback Mountain notches up eight nominations for the 2005 Critics Consensus Awards, tying Far from Heaven's record from three years prior. We all remember how much the critics loved the movie then, though its three individual acting nods make its Ensemble Cast loss to movies like Rent and Sin City look extremely odd. Crash makes the Best Picture cut, as you know it wouldn't now, and there are welcome tech nods for non-English language movies like 2046 in Cinematography and Howl's Moving Castle in Music. Just how much did the critics love Brokeback Mountain? Check back later for the announcement of the award winners. All the nominations are below.


Best Picture

Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, Diana Ossana and James Schamus)

Capote (Caroline Baron, Bennett Miller, Michael Ohoven and William Vince)

Crash (Don Cheadle, Paul Haggis, Mark R. Harris, Robert Moresco, Cathy Schulman and Bob Yari)

Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney and Grant Heslov)

A History of Violence (Chris Bender, David Cronenberg and J. C. Spink)


Best Director

George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck.)

David Cronenberg (A History of Violence)

Peter Jackson (King Kong)

Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain)

Steven Spielberg (Munich)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Joan Allen (The Upside of Anger)

Felicity Huffman (Transamerica)

Keira Knightley (Pride & Prejudice)

Naomi Watts (King Kong)

Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)

Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow)

Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain)

Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line)

David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck.)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams (Junebug)

Maria Bello (A History of Violence)

Catherine Keener (Capote)

Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener)

Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

George Clooney (Syriana)

Matt Dillon (Crash)

Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man)

Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain)

William Hurt (A History of Violence)


Best Original Screenplay

Woody Allen (Match Point)

Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale)

George Clooney and Grant Heslov (Good Night, and Good Luck.)

Paul Haggis and Robert Moresco (Crash)

Miranda July (Me and You and Everyone We Know)


Best Adapted Screenplay

Jeffrey Caine (The Constant Gardener)

Dan Futterman (Capote)

Tony Kushner and Eric Roth (Munich)

Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana (Brokeback Mountain)

Josh Olson (A History of Violence)


Best Cinematography

Christopher Doyle, Kwan Pung Leung and Lai Yiu Fai (2046)

Robert Elswit (Good Night, and Good Luck.)

Andrew Lesnie (King Kong)

Emmanuel Lubezki (The New World)

Rodrigo Prieto (Brokeback Mountain)


Best Music

Hisaishi Jo (Howl's Moving Castle)

James Newton Howard (King Kong)

James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer (Batman Begins)

Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain)

John Williams (Memoirs of a Geisha)


Best Ensemble Cast

Rose Abdoo, Alex Borstein, Robert John Burke, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Reed Diamond, Tate Donovan, Robert Downey Jr., Grant Heslov, Peter Jacobson, Frank Langella, Tom McCarthy, Dianne Reeves, Matt Ross, David Strathairn and Ray Wise (Good Night, and Good Luck.)

Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel, Rosario Dawson, Benicio del Toro, Jaime King, Brittany Murphy, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Nick Stahl, Bruce Willis and Elijah Wood (Sin City)

Robert Baer, George Clooney, Chris Cooper, Matt Damon, William Hurt, Mazhar Munir, Tim Blake Nelson, Amanda Peet, Christopher Plummer, Alexander Siddig, Mark Strong, Amr Waked and Jeffrey Wright (Syriana)

Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe and Larenz Tate (Crash)

Rosario Dawson, Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Jesse L. Martin, Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp and Tracie Thoms (Rent)


Best Documentary

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney, Jason Kliot and Susan Motamed)

Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog and Erik Nelson)

Mad Hot Ballroom (Marilyn Agrelo and Amy Sewell)

March of the Penguins (Yves Darondeau, Luc Jacquet, Christophe Lioud and Emmanuel Priou)

Murderball (Jeffrey V. Mandel, Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro)


Best Foreign Language Film

2046 (Wong Kar Wai)

Downfall (Bernd Eichinger and Oliver Hirschbiegel)

Hidden (Michael Haneke and Veit Heiduschka)

Kung Fu Hustle (Stephen Chow, Chui Bo Chu and Jeffrey Lau)

Paradise Now (Hany Abu-Assad, Bero Beyer, Amir Harel, Gerhard Meixner, Hengameh Panahi and Roman Paul)


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