The 2005 Critics Consensus Award Winners


Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain

There was no doubting Brokeback Mountain's dominance during the critics' awards portion of the '05-'06 season (and, indeed, during the industry awards portion too, alas). That said, despite a record-equalling eight nominations for the Critics Consensus Awards, the cumulative tally of all critics' awards and polls each year, Ang Lee's groundbreaking Western wins only three prizes. All three of its actors miss out, and it even loses to Capote in Adapted Screenplay (though only just). Paul Giamatti wins a second consecutive CCA, and Amy Adams triumphs on her first appearance of many still to come, so no as-yet-endless wait for recognition for the ever-overdue star. Here's something: his Ensemble Cast credit gives Ryan Phillippe a second CCA victory. How about that. Check out all the 2005 winners below.


Best Picture

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


Best Director

Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams (Junebug)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man)


Best Original Screenplay

Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale)


Best Adapted Screenplay

Dan Futterman (Capote)


Best Cinematography

Robert Elswit (Good Night, and Good Luck.)


Best Music

Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain)


Best Ensemble Cast

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


Best Documentary

Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog and Erik Nelson)


Best Foreign Language Film

2046 (Wong Kar Wai)


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