Brokeback to ride off with Oscars
13:30 01 February 2006
Gay cowboy drama 'Brokeback Mountain' has been nominated for eight Oscars.
Ang Lee's movie is up for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor for Heath Ledger, Best Supporting Actor for Jake Gyllenhaal and Best Supporting Actress for Michelle Williams.
Meanwhile, British stars Keira Knightley and Dame Judi Dench will fight it out with Felicity Huffman, Charlize Theron and Reese Witherspoon for Best Actress.
Dame Judi admits she is "thrilled" to be nominated for her performance in 'Mrs Henderson Presents'.
She said: "It's absolutely wonderful! I'm so happy to be nominated for something I loved filming every single day."
Fellow British actress Rachel Weisz is up for Best Supporting Actress for 'The Constant Gardener'.
The stunning brunette has already won the title at both the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The 78th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on March 5.
The show will be presented by US comedian and 'Daily Show' host, Jon Stewart.
78th Academy Award Nominations:
Good Night, And Good Luck
Phillip Seymour Hoffman - Capote
Terrence Howard - Hustle And Flow
Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix - Walk The Line
David Strathairn - Good Night, And Good Luck
Dame Judi Dench - Mrs Henderson Presents
Felicity Huffman - Transamerica
Keira Knightley - Pride And Prejudice
Charlize Theron - The North Country
Reese Witherspon - Walk The Line
Best Supporting Actor
Matt Dillon - Crash
Paul Giamatti - Cinderella Man
William Hurt - A History Of Violence
George Clooney - Syriana
Jake Gyllehaal - Brokeback Mountain
Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams - Junebug
Michelle Williams - Brokeback Mountain
Catherine Keener - Capote
Rachel Weisz - The Constant Gardener
Scarlett Johansson - Match Point
Brokeback Mountain - Ang Lee
Good Night, And Good Luck - George Clooney
Munich - Steven Spielberg
Capote - Bennett Miller
Crash - Paul Haggis
Howls Moving Castle
Wallace and Gromit Curse Of The Were-Rabbit
Best Original Screenplay
Goodnight, And Good Luck
The Squid And The Whale
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Constant Gardener
A History Of Violence
Best Foreign Film
Sophie Schawl - Die Letzten Tage
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