Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Brokeback Mountain blitzes BAFTAs

Full list of BAFTA winners: "Gay cowboy movie 'Brokeback Mountain' rode off with four BAFTAs last night (19.02.06).

The film won Best Film and Best Adapted Screenplay, while Ang Lee was awarded Best Director, and Jake Gyllenhaal was named Best Supporting Actor.
Lee said: 'I didn't have a specific message. I wasn't trying to push any political issues. We are dealing here with love.

An astonished Gyllenhaal gushed when he collected his prize: 'Who would have thought this would happen.'

'It moved me like no other love story I have ever seen.'

The film was the big success story of the night, despite stiff competition from other Best Film nominees 'Capote', British thriller 'The Constant Gardener', racial drama 'Crash' and George Clooney's 'Good Night, and Good Luck'.

Elsewhere, 'Capote' star Philip Seymour Hoffman walked away with the Best Actor BAFTA for his portrayal of American writer Truman Capote, while Best Actress went to Reese Witherspoon for her role in the Johnny Cash biopic 'Walk The Line'.

It was hoped that critically acclaimed British films 'The Constant Gardener' and 'Pride And Prejudice' would walk away with a number of accolades, but they had to settle for just one each.

Meanwhile, another British film - the big screen claymation adventure 'Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were Rabbit' - broke out of the anima"

1 comment:

RC said...

Man, how I wish Constant Gardner could have won more.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com