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BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Awards and Nominations

Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger in Brokeback MountainBrokeback Mountain awards and nominations list

Unless otherwise stated, all awards/nominations for Brokeback Mountain are for the year 2005. (Photo: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain.)

Academy Awards: 3 wins (best director, Ang Lee; best adapted screenplay, Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana; best original score, Gustavo Santaolalla);

  • 5 additional nominations (best film; best actor, Heath Ledger; best supporting actor, Jake Gyllenhaal; best supporting actress, Michelle Williams; best cinematography, Rodrigo Prieto)

American Cinema Editors: 1 nomination (best-edited dramatic feature, Geraldine Peroni and Dylan Tichenor)

American Society of Cinematographers: 1 nomination (best cinematography - feature film, Rodrigo Prieto)

Australian Film Institute (AFI) (2006): 1 win (best actor - foreign film, Heath Ledger)

Boston Society of Film Critics: 2 wins (best film; best director, Ang Lee);

  • also, runner-up for best actor (Heath Ledger)

British Academy Awards: 4 wins (best film; best director, Ang Lee; best supporting actor, Jake Gyllenhaal; best adapted screenplay, Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana);

  • 5 additional nominations (best actor, Heath Ledger; best supporting actress, Michelle Williams; best cinematography, Rodrigo Prieto; best editing, Geraldine Peroni and Dylan Tichenor; best music, Gustavo Santaolalla)

Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams in Brokeback Mountain

Broadcast Film Critics Association: 3 wins (best film; best director, Ang Lee; and best supporting actress, Michelle Williams, tied with Amy Adams in Junebug);

  • 5 additional nominations (best actor, Heath Ledger; best supporting actor, Jake Gyllenhaal; best writing, Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana; best composer, Gustavo Santaolalla; best song, "A Love That Will Never Grow Old," by Gustavo Santaolalla and Bernie Taupin)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association: 3 wins (best actor, Heath Ledger; actor of the year, Heath Ledger, also for Casanova, Lords of Dogtown, and The Brothers Grimm; best screenplay,Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana);

  • also runner-up for best film, best director (Ang Lee), and best formal design

César (French Academy) Awards (2006): 1 nomination (best foreign film)

Chicago Film Critics Association: 2 wins (best cinematography, Rodrigo Prieto; best original score, Gustavo Santaolalla);

  • 6 additional nominations (best film; best director, Ang Lee; best actor, Heath Ledger; best supporting actor, Jake Gyllenhaal; best supporting actress, Michelle Williams; best screenplay, Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana)

Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association: 4 wins (best film; best director, Ang Lee; best screenplay, Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana; best cinematography, Rodrigo Prieto);

  • also, runner-up for best actor (Heath Ledger) and best supporting actress (Michelle Williams), and third place for best supporting actor (Jake Gyllenhaal)

Danish Film Critics Association Bodil Awards: 1 nomination (best U.S. film)

David di Donatello (Italian Academy) Awards: 1 nomination (best foreign film)

Directors Guild of America: 1 win (best director, Ang Lee)

European Film Awards: 1 nomination (Prix Screen International for best foreign film)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain

Florida Film Critics Circle: 4 wins (best film; best director, Ang Lee; best screenplay, Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana; best cinematography, Rodrigo Prieto)

Golden Globes: 4 wins (best film - drama; best director, Ang Lee; best screenplay, Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana; best song, "A Love That Will Never Grow Old," by Gustavo Santaolalla and Bernie Taupin);

  • 3 additional nominations (best actor - drama, Heath Ledger; best supporting actress, Michelle Williams; best music, Gustavo Santaolalla)

Gotham Awards: 2 nominations (best film; best ensemble)

Independent Film Spirit: 2 wins (best film; best director, Ang Lee);

  • 2 additional nominations (best actor, Heath Ledger; best supporting actress, Michelle Williams)

Iowa Film Critics: 2 wins (best film; best director, Ang Lee)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society: 4 wins (best film; best director, Ang Lee; best actor, Heath Ledger; best score, Gustavo Santaolalla)

London Film Critics’ Circle: 2 wins (best film; best director, Ang Lee);

  • 2 additional nominations (best actor, Heath Ledger; best screenplay, Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association: 2 wins (best film; best director, Ang Lee);

  • also, runner-up for best actor (Heath Ledger)

National Board of Review: 2 wins (best director, Ang Lee; best supporting actor, Jake Gyllenhaal);

  • also, one of the year’s top-ten films

National Society of Film Critics: Third place for best actor (Heath Ledger)

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3 Comments to BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Awards and Nominations

  1. Nadene

    you put me off heath ledger for life. i really liked him as an actor but when i saw him sexually with a guy it turned me off him. thanx for that buddies cyaa :)

  2. anita668

    Heath Ledger should have won more awards. He was as good or better than Philip Seymour Hoffman.

  3. terence

    Could someone explain to me how this movie could win so many awards all over the world but fail to win an Oscar?







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