Skip to comments.'Brokeback Mountain'(GAY STUFF)leads SAG film nominations
Posted on 01/05/2006 9:53:28 AM PST by VU4G10
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The actors of gay romance "Brokeback Mountain" earned four nominations for Screen Actors Guild awards on Thursday, more than any other film, further cementing the film's position as a front-runner for Oscars.
The movie that has drawn wide critical acclaim was nominated for best cast in a film, the Screen Actors Guild's top honor, alongside race relations film "Crash," political movie "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Capote," about the author Truman Capote, and in a surprise, the drama "Hustle & Flow."
The Screen Actors Guild represents film and television actors, and because actors make up a large voting group for Oscars, the U.S. film industry's top awards, the SAG honors are considered a key indicator of which actors may win Oscars.
This year's list of nominees for best movie cast featured five low-budget movies, continuing a trend this year in which many major motion pictures have been shunned by award voters.
Moreover, several films that had been expected to compete for awards were shut out of SAG nominations including director Steven Spielberg's "Munich" and effects-filled "King Kong."
"We've had some really phenomenal performances this year," said SAG President Alan Rosenberg. "The bigger films rely on special effects, whereas these smaller films are all about the performances."
Along with best cast, "Brokeback" earned a nomination for lead actor in a film for Heath Ledger and one for supporting actor for Jake Gyllenhaal. Their co-star, Michelle Williams, was nominated for best supporting actress in a film.
ACTORS & ACTRESSES
Joining Ledger among the nominees for best movie actor were Joaquin Phoenix, playing singer Johnny Cash in romance "Walk the Line," David Strathairn as newsman Edward R. Murrow in "Good Night, and Good Luck," Philip Seymour Hoffman in the title role in "Capote" and Russell Crowe playing a boxer in "Cinderella Man."
Best film actress nominees were Judi Dench portraying a theater owner in "Mrs. Henderson Presents," Felicity Huffman as a transgendered character in "Transamerica," Charlize Theron as a sexually harassed mine worker in "North Country," Reese Witherspoon as singer June Carter in "Walk the Line" and Ziyi Zhang in romance "Memoirs of a Geisha."
Along with Gyllenhaal for "Brokeback," supporting film actor nominations went to Don Cheadle and Matt Dillon both for "Crash," George Clooney in "Syriana" and Paul Giamatti in "Cinderella Man."
Williams was joined in the supporting actress category by Catherine Keener in "Capote," Frances McDormand in "North Country," Rachel Weisz in thriller "The Constant Gardener," and Amy Adams for independent film "Junebug."
"Capote" and "Crash" earned three SAG nominations each, and "Cinderella Man," "Good Night, and Good Luck," "North Country" and "Walk the Line" all earned two nominations.
Later on Thursday, the Directors Guild of America gives out its nominations, and they also are expected to narrow the list of Oscar contenders.
SAG also gives out awards for TV performances. For its top honor of best ensemble cast in a TV drama series, SAG nominated the actors in "Grey's Anatomy," "The Closer," "Lost," "Six Feet Under" and "The West Wing."
Nominees for best ensemble cast in a TV comedy were the actors in "Arrested Development," "Boston Legal," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Desperate Housewives," "Everybody Loves Raymond," and "My Name is Earl."
The SAG awards will be given out in Los Angeles on January 29. The ceremony will be telecast on cable TV networks TNT and TBS.
You mean Film Actors Guild.
And the award for best fudge packer goes to..............
And the award for the movie that Hollywierd made that NO ONE with any sense of moral outrage wated their good money on goes to.....
More coffee NOW!
Gee, who woulda seen THAT coming?
I am just glad Hollywood doesn't have an agenda.
At least they're calling it what it is.
I get the feeling that they nominated this film for the sole purpose of pissing off those who are offended by it.
This movie is in its forth weekend and has only grossed 15 million while costing 12 million to make.
I predict the red states will treat this POS like they did Alexander and it bombs in the end. No pun intended.
Is Heath Ledger a member of the F.A.G.?
Ah yes, the Sodomist Advancement Gang
On, the raaaaaaaange...
I guess there'll be a whole LOT of pudding eaten at that party.
"We have Ahhhh-reeeck Bawwwww-dwwwinnn."
If this film wins an Oscar, esp, BP, it's going to further
polarize the dwindling audience, and drive away even more
A significant percentage of the populace is no longer
willing to support the narcissism and agenda of
Hollywood's prima donnas, not to mention the agonizing
question you face at the box office every time of:
what percent of this ticket is going directly to the DNC.
Joaquin Phoenix gave an oscar worthy performance of Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. I recommend the movie.
Most interesting is that one of the actors after this release, no pun intended, was soon pictured with his wife and new born child and the other has gotten more advertising for his role as Casanova in another movie than for this movie.
But there are some guys out there who will do anything to get a little, even if it means doing something personally degrading. Like going to a fag flick. Or a chick flick about fags for chicks who like fags.
But just imagine it, standing in the ticket line outside the theater thinking "oh sh*t, I hope nobody I know sees me here"...
I guess being straight but going to see this movie would make a person one of those "metrosexuals", whatever the heck they are...
More like a "Gay Romp."
Last night when I was channel surfing I noticed that the DirecTv "guide" listed this show as a "Family" show. WTF??
I already liked to think of them as the Saggies. I don't guess it's too far of a leap to start calling them the Faggies...is it?
This thing is apparently playing locally (Colorado Springs). The ad campaign is a masterpiece of disinformation and obfuscation. The ads refer to this thing as a "masterpiece" that has been nominated for this award and that award and that Heath Ledger's performance is "Oscar caliber". It also says the thing is a "classic". The thing's homosexual theme is never mentioned and the clips concentrate on scenes of the two stars and their children and wives (I assume they play wives in the thing - at any rate there a couple of women shown with the two male actors).
These awards are so cheapened by political agenda.
They are almost as worthless and laughable as a Nobel 'Peace' prize. What a joke.
...and in other news, wholesome family oriented movies continue to dominate the box office.
I heard an ad for the movie yesterday on an Atlanta station. It of course went for the wonderful acting and best supporting actress blah blah blah. Then went on to call it "the most beautiful love story of this century".
The Oscars are filthy trash.
It isn't just colossal gayness that gets an endorsement from the screen actors guild. The entire list of nominations reads like a meeting agenda for the democratic national committee.
>>>Is Heath Ledger a member of the F.A.G.?
I think that's a given isn't it (and I don't mean the Film Actors Guild)? What man can 'pretend' to kiss and make out with a man, even for a job?
I have a feeling the more women see this, the less his appeal to them will be. I know I thought he was a hottie until this movie and I haven't even seen it. Just IMAGINING is enough to turn my stomach off to Casanova. And I'm a Heath Ledger fan! I fell in love in the Patriot. Too bad. I'm sure other young women feel the same. Then again, some in college think nothing of sharing their men to the men's bisexual tendancies. Oh well.
By Dick Dale...
>>>Joaquin Phoenix gave an oscar worthy performance of Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. I recommend the movie.>>>
Did they pretty wash Cash and Carter having affairs on their spouses even though they had children with them? Make it romantic and lovely?
It's the Screen Actors Guild. . .what do you expect?
Same exact ad playing in Atlanta. Did they call it "the classic love story of all time" or something like that? The ad you are talking about sounds identical to the Atlanta ad they are playing. All the awards the actors and movies has been nominated for.
>>>...and in other news, wholesome family oriented movies continue to dominate the box office.>>>
My kids are begging me to take them to see Narnia for a third time.
"Great American Romance"
Yep, the commercials I've seen recently haven't been showing anything but the guys with their wives, etc.
No, their affairs seemed ugly to me.
In other breaking news, Reports have it that the Pope may be Catholic.
My 73yr old Mom was going to go see this with her new 78yr old Vet boyfriend....I basically said "you do know this is a story aboot pole smokers and hershey highway boys,don't you guys?".....they stayed home. When I asked where she got the idea to see such trash it was the variety section ratings guide in the news paper and it listed it as a "Family" show and gave it the 4 stars or whatever...fricken sick.
Yeah, my non-internet using husband thought it was a new western! Giving he loves westerns, he was excited. Until I told him what KIND of western it was. He dropped the idea.
True, but I was also referring to the misuse of the term "gay".
"Gay Romance" = homosexual relationship
There are those of us who are gay (i.e. cheerful and upbeat), but heterosexual.
We must reclaim the language as part of the culture wars.
>>>No, their affairs seemed ugly to me.
Did they seem ugly to you, or did the move portray them as ugly? I know Hollywood lives the typical American 'as long as I got what I want, screw morals and screw you' attitude. I love Johnny Cash's music, and I appreciate that they were married for 40 years, but it saddens me that they portray them as the great love story and ignore the children that had their lives uprooted by their selfishness.
And one of the 40 Goals of Communism outlined in 1958 by an FBI agent:
 Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them censorship and a violation of free speech and free press.
 Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.
 Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as normal, natural, and healthy.
And this about a Kidman film from by Rev. Louis P. Sheldon Chairman, Traditional Values Coalition Washington, DC
Homosexual activists have apparently decided to reveal the next phase of their agenda this fall in theaters all over the United States. Nicole Kidmans film.
We have long been warning that the next phase of the homosexual movement would include the normalization of adult/child sex and the promotion of polyamorymultiple sex partners as family. Apparently that time has arrived."
"pole smokers and hershey highway boys"?
Thats the first time I've seen that description!
Cinderella Man was a superb film, and I'm happy to see that both Russell Crowe and supporting actor Paul Giamatti were nominations. For what it's worth.
beat me to it (pardon the pun)
LOL, how difficult can it be for perverted Hollywood actors to ACT gay?
Hard to believe they give acting awards for being themselves.
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