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'Brokeback Mountain'(GAY STUFF)leads SAG film nominations
yahoo ^ | 5 jan 06 | Bob Tourtellotte

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.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: brokeback; filmactorsguild; hollywierd; homosexualagenda; movies; pudding
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1 posted on 01/05/2006 9:53:31 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10

You mean Film Actors Guild.


2 posted on 01/05/2006 9:54:12 AM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: VU4G10

And the award for best fudge packer goes to..............


3 posted on 01/05/2006 9:55:03 AM PST by FearlessFreep
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To: VU4G10

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.....


4 posted on 01/05/2006 9:56:40 AM PST by trubluolyguy (Allah demands you to send your son to die for him, God sent His son to die for me.)
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To: trubluolyguy

wated=wanted

More coffee NOW!


5 posted on 01/05/2006 9:57:11 AM PST by trubluolyguy (Allah demands you to send your son to die for him, God sent His son to die for me.)
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To: VU4G10

Gee, who woulda seen THAT coming?


6 posted on 01/05/2006 9:57:30 AM PST by Maceman (Fake but accurate -- and now double-sourced)
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To: trubluolyguy

I am just glad Hollywood doesn't have an agenda.


7 posted on 01/05/2006 9:58:19 AM PST by BW2221
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To: VU4G10
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.

At least they're calling it what it is.

Sort of.

8 posted on 01/05/2006 10:00:45 AM PST by Disambiguator (Making accusations of racism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.)
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To: VU4G10

I get the feeling that they nominated this film for the sole purpose of pissing off those who are offended by it.


9 posted on 01/05/2006 10:01:43 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: VU4G10
Members of the Film Actors Guild have an agenda and so does the SAG. But giving awards to 'mainstream' perversion will not bring traffic to the box office.

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.

10 posted on 01/05/2006 10:01:45 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (If you don't like Jesus, you can go to hell.)
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To: YouPosting2Me

Is Heath Ledger a member of the F.A.G.?


11 posted on 01/05/2006 10:02:20 AM PST by fzx12345 (Three lefts don't make a right; they invent one.)
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To: VU4G10
Sick irrelevant (anti Christian) nitwits
12 posted on 01/05/2006 10:03:53 AM PST by boomop1
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To: VU4G10

13 posted on 01/05/2006 10:03:58 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: VU4G10

Ah yes, the Sodomist Advancement Gang


14 posted on 01/05/2006 10:04:28 AM PST by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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To: YouPosting2Me

15 posted on 01/05/2006 10:04:53 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: billorites

Ho...

Mo...

On, the raaaaaaaange...


16 posted on 01/05/2006 10:05:26 AM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: VU4G10

I guess there'll be a whole LOT of pudding eaten at that party.


17 posted on 01/05/2006 10:06:42 AM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: dfwgator

"We have Ahhhh-reeeck Bawwwww-dwwwinnn."


18 posted on 01/05/2006 10:10:45 AM PST by LS
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To: VU4G10

If this film wins an Oscar, esp, BP, it's going to further
polarize the dwindling audience, and drive away even more
potential customers.

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.


19 posted on 01/05/2006 10:11:28 AM PST by Boundless
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Joining Ledger among the nominees for best movie actor were Joaquin Phoenix, playing singer Johnny Cash in romance "Walk the Line"

Joaquin Phoenix gave an oscar worthy performance of Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. I recommend the movie.

20 posted on 01/05/2006 10:12:37 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: VU4G10

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.


21 posted on 01/05/2006 10:14:25 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: VU4G10
Can you imagine the plight of the poor straight guys that got dragged to see "BustedRump Mountain" by their wives or girlfriends? 'Cuz you just KNOW that no straight male is gonna see this voluntarily.

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...

22 posted on 01/05/2006 10:14:33 AM PST by Kenton
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To: Disambiguator

More like a "Gay Romp."


23 posted on 01/05/2006 10:14:37 AM PST by Clemenza (Smartest words ever written by a Communist: "Show me the way to the next Whiskey Bar")
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To: VU4G10

Last night when I was channel surfing I noticed that the DirecTv "guide" listed this show as a "Family" show. WTF??


24 posted on 01/05/2006 10:15:35 AM PST by rivercat (Welcome to California. Now go home.)
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To: VU4G10

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?


25 posted on 01/05/2006 10:17:21 AM PST by RichInOC (Why would male shepherds have sex with each other when the job comes with a harem?)
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To: VU4G10

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).


26 posted on 01/05/2006 10:20:01 AM PST by scory
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To: VU4G10

These awards are so cheapened by political agenda.

They are almost as worthless and laughable as a Nobel 'Peace' prize. What a joke.


27 posted on 01/05/2006 10:21:32 AM PST by GaltMeister (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”)
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To: VU4G10

...and in other news, wholesome family oriented movies continue to dominate the box office.


28 posted on 01/05/2006 10:21:36 AM PST by Busywhiskers ("...moral principle, the sine qua non of an orderly society." --Judge Edith H. Jones)
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To: VU4G10

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".


29 posted on 01/05/2006 10:21:54 AM PST by sandbar
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To: YouPosting2Me
LOL!

The Oscars are filthy trash.

30 posted on 01/05/2006 10:22:02 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: VU4G10

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.


31 posted on 01/05/2006 10:23:00 AM PST by Junior_G
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To: fzx12345

>>>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.


32 posted on 01/05/2006 10:25:20 AM PST by sandbar
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To: billorites

By Dick Dale...

LOLOLOLOL


33 posted on 01/05/2006 10:25:40 AM PST by sandbar
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

>>>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?


34 posted on 01/05/2006 10:29:04 AM PST by sandbar
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To: VU4G10

It's the Screen Actors Guild. . .what do you expect?


35 posted on 01/05/2006 10:29:37 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: scory

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.


36 posted on 01/05/2006 10:30:18 AM PST by sandbar
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To: Busywhiskers

>>>...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.


37 posted on 01/05/2006 10:31:03 AM PST by sandbar
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To: scory

"Great American Romance"

Yep, the commercials I've seen recently haven't been showing anything but the guys with their wives, etc.


38 posted on 01/05/2006 10:33:59 AM PST by kenth
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To: sandbar

No, their affairs seemed ugly to me.


39 posted on 01/05/2006 10:34:34 AM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: sandbar
The actors of gay romance "Fudgeback 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.

In other breaking news, Reports have it that the Pope may be Catholic.

40 posted on 01/05/2006 10:35:31 AM PST by phil1750 (Love like you've never been hurt;Dance like nobody's watching;PRAY like it's your last prayer)
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To: VU4G10

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.


41 posted on 01/05/2006 10:35:44 AM PST by Minnesoootan
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To: Minnesoootan

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.


42 posted on 01/05/2006 10:44:38 AM PST by sandbar
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To: Clemenza

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.


43 posted on 01/05/2006 10:45:55 AM PST by Disambiguator (Making accusations of racism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.)
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To: BurbankKarl

>>>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.


44 posted on 01/05/2006 10:51:23 AM PST by sandbar
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Just a continuation of shoving the gay agenda in our faces.

And one of the 40 Goals of Communism outlined in 1958 by an FBI agent:

[24] Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them ‘censorship’ and a violation of free speech and free press.

[25] Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.

[26] 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 Kidman’s 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 polyamory—multiple sex partners as “family.” Apparently that time has arrived."

45 posted on 01/05/2006 10:52:11 AM PST by AWestCoaster (Liberal: like a slinky...it brings a smile to your face when you push 'em down the stairs)
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To: YouPosting2Me
Somehow, all the SoCal FReepers have to get some signs up during the Red Carpet event that say "Welcome, Film Actors Guild members."
46 posted on 01/05/2006 10:55:57 AM PST by rabidralph (Hail, to the Redskins!)
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To: Minnesoootan

"pole smokers and hershey highway boys"?

Thats the first time I've seen that description!

LOL!


47 posted on 01/05/2006 10:57:20 AM PST by JRochelle
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To: VU4G10

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.


48 posted on 01/05/2006 11:04:15 AM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: YouPosting2Me
Very good....

beat me to it (pardon the pun)

49 posted on 01/05/2006 11:06:20 AM PST by pointsal
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To: FearlessFreep

LOL, how difficult can it be for perverted Hollywood actors to ACT gay?

Hard to believe they give acting awards for being themselves.


50 posted on 01/05/2006 11:08:18 AM PST by roses of sharon ("I would rather men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one". ) (Cato the Elder)
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