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Golden Globes may make a star of 'Brokeback' (Reuters Barf Alert!)
Reuters ^ | 1/13/06 | Arthur Spiegelman

Posted on 01/13/2006 9:17:31 PM PST by wagglebee

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Brokeback Mountain," once ridiculed as "the gay cowboy movie" but now the front-runner in Hollywood's Oscar race, gets its first major awards show test on Monday night -- in prime time with millions watching.

The gay romance goes into the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Monday with the most nominations -- seven -- of any film and with a favorite status that many in the industry think could be unshakable in the buildup to the March 5 Oscars.

The Golden Globe Awards are an only-in-Hollywood tradition. They are given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a hard-to-join group composed of a large number of freelancers working for some obscure publications.

But they give one of the best awards parties in town and over the years the show has become famous as a predictor of Oscar winners. And the stars sashaying across the red carpet in drop-dead designer duds is reminiscent of the glamour of old Hollywood.

Normally the Globes help set up the Oscar race by drawing public attention to films that are the strongest contenders.

The Globes' two main awards are best drama, for which "Brokeback" is a contender, and best musical or comedy.

Taiwanese-born director Ang Lee's tale of love and loneliness in the mountains of Wyoming is a strong contender for best drama by virtue of its picking up a slew of best movie awards from film critics and nabbing top prize at 2005's Venice Film Festival.

But its makers are very conscious the movie's theme of homosexual love in the macho world of Marlboro Country could be a problem for mainstream audiences and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Lee has said he thought reaction would be split. "Some people would like it, and some people wouldn't even go to see it or it would be a laughingstock, like when they called it 'a gay cowboy movie.' Then when they see it, they start to embrace it. It's a wonderful turnaround."

"Brokeback" is up against "The Constant Gardener," a thriller based on a John le Carre novel; "Good Night, and Good Luck," George Clooney's tale of the fight against McCarthyism; "A History of Violence," a story of the violence that lurks beneath the surface in everyday life; and "Match Point," Woody Allen's "comeback" film about the cost of social climbing in Britain.

"Brokeback's" star, Heath Ledger, who has won rave reviews, is a candidate for best actor, but the competition is tough with Philip Seymour Hoffmann, seemingly the man to beat for his performance as gay novelist Truman Capote in "Capote." Other category nominees include Terrence Howard for "Hustle & Flow," David Strathairn as broadcaster Edward R. Morrow in "Good Night, and Good Luck," and Russell Crowe for "Cinderella Man."

Vying for best musical or comedy are "Mrs. Henderson Presents," "Pride and Prejudice," "The Producers," "The Squid and the Whale" and "Walk the Line."

The nomination of "The Squid and the Whale" as a comedy surprised many because the movie is a harrowing tale of a divorce as seen from the eyes of a couple's two teenage sons.


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"Brokeback Mountain," once ridiculed as "the gay cowboy movie"
Actually, when the inevitably dismal numbers come in from the movies wider release this weekend, it will be even more widely ridiculed.

The Golden Globe Awards are an only-in-Hollywood tradition. They are given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a hard-to-join group composed of a large number of freelancers working for some obscure publications.
In other words, a group of leftists who have already gotten the memo on how they are required to vote.

And the stars sashaying across the red carpet in drop-dead designer duds is reminiscent of the glamour of old Hollywood.
No, in "old" Hollywood, the homosexuals stayed in the closet or they didn't get hired.

"Brokeback's" star, Heath Ledger, who has won rave reviews, is a candidate for best actor, but the competition is tough with Philip Seymour Hoffmann, seemingly the man to beat for his performance as gay novelist Truman Capote in "Capote."
The battle of the faggots.

1 posted on 01/13/2006 9:17:33 PM PST by wagglebee
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To: little jeremiah; DirtyHarryY2K; EdReform; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; ...

Homosexual agenda ping. (Hopefully little jeremiah will be back tomorrow, he does a much better job at this!)

The leftist media's perverse desire to turn this homosexual propoganda movie into a "blockbuster" is getting sicker by the day.


2 posted on 01/13/2006 9:20:05 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

Hey, I want to be gay if it'll be popular.

:) HA!


3 posted on 01/13/2006 9:20:24 PM PST by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: wagglebee

But Hoffmann deserves his nomination. Capote ws a twisted, tragic human being, and that is how Hoffmann played him.


4 posted on 01/13/2006 9:20:38 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: wagglebee

You're not really surprised, are you? This movie is the darling of Hollywood. I was not at all impressed.


5 posted on 01/13/2006 9:21:59 PM PST by greccogirl ("Freedom belongs to those who are willing to sacrifice the most for it")
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To: wagglebee
"Brokeback Mountain," once ridiculed as "the gay cowboy movie" but now the front-runner in Hollywood's Oscar race

All joking aside, I don't see the need for the "but" conjunction here.

This author seriously thinks that being known for being a gay themed movie makes it anathema to winning once-amazing awards?

6 posted on 01/13/2006 9:22:38 PM PST by krb (ad hominem arguments are for stupid people)
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To: RobbyS

My guess is that it didn't take a lot of "acting" on his part to pull that off either.


7 posted on 01/13/2006 9:22:42 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

To put Brokeback into such a high category...indicates the weak state of the movie industry. For 2005...there simply weren't that many quality movies made. It'll be interesting to see if Hollywood will make some kind of gay president movie for 2006.


8 posted on 01/13/2006 9:23:09 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: wagglebee

I know a lot of folks, like me, never watch the self-proclaimed important folks give each other awards, but I do know that a lot of FReepers like to watch the award shows.

My question is given that BrokeBack is the annoited, token movie this awards season, is anybody not going to watch any of the award shows for that reason?

Not necessarily that a "gay" movie is up for awards but for the obvious fact that "the fix is in" for the "gay" movie to get a lot of awards?


9 posted on 01/13/2006 9:23:09 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (What? Me worry?)
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To: greccogirl

Did you actually see it?


10 posted on 01/13/2006 9:23:40 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

major disconnect with the rest of us.


11 posted on 01/13/2006 9:24:47 PM PST by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens...)
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To: wagglebee

Those awards are totally political...nothing to do with good storytelling/filmmaking/acting. They purposefully gave awards to Brokeback, to get viewers interested. Box Office=legitimacy for the gay agenda.


12 posted on 01/13/2006 9:26:20 PM PST by I'm ALL Right! (ENDOFTHESPEAR.COM "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.")
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To: wagglebee
All together now...

They're not gay cowboys. They're SHEEPHERDERS!

13 posted on 01/13/2006 9:28:28 PM PST by GVnana (Former Alias: GVgirl)
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To: wagglebee

Hoffmann is an excellent actor, like Sir John Gielgud. The profession seems to attract strange people. For ordinary people, it is a craft; for others, it fills a hole in their personality.


14 posted on 01/13/2006 9:31:09 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: wagglebee
MIDI - RHINESTONE COWBOY

From Wyoming we've learned something new
About what their cowboys do
When they say "Let's take a ride"...it's something disgusting

They have cute earrings in their ear...the meaning, of course, is clear
It's a sight to behold

Their startled horseys stand there viewing...cattle wonder what they're doing
At night they know how to keep warm...they never get cold

A Wyoming cowboy...with a cute rainbow flag and a nice little lacy shirt
A Wyoming cowboy...if there is no bunkhouse, he'll roll around in the dirt
Be careful, the cacti can hurt

They are certainly not like John Wayne
Their saddles sometimes cause pain
You often can see them sit on their fluffy pillow

When they're breaking for lunch at noon...the radio plays show tunes
Gigi never gets old

Their startled horseys stand there viewing...cattle wonder what they're doing
At night they know how to keep warm...they never get cold

A Wyoming cowboy...with a cute rainbow flag and a nice little lacy shirt
A Wyoming cowboy...if there is no bunkhouse, he'll roll around in the dirt
Be careful, the cacti can hurt

A Wyoming cowboy...with a cute rainbow flag and a nice little lacy shirt
A Wyoming cowboy...if there is no bunkhouse, he'll roll around in the dirt
Be careful, the cacti can hurt

15 posted on 01/13/2006 9:31:50 PM PST by doug from upland (NEW YORK TIMES -- traitorous b*st*rds)
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To: wagglebee

only queers are going to see this movie in my state. and people desperately wanting to look like loony liberals.


16 posted on 01/13/2006 9:37:50 PM PST by GodfearingTexan ((there is no such thing as bi-sexual, only gay people; seeing brokeback also qualifies as being gay))
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To: doug from upland

Doug, this one is perfect (as always)!


17 posted on 01/13/2006 9:38:52 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

The love that won't shut up.


18 posted on 01/13/2006 9:39:44 PM PST by aligncare (Watergate killed journalism)
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To: wagglebee

Not sure what channel the Golden Globes will be on, but I will be watching the 2nd half of the season premiere of "24".

I would much rather watch Jack, and Chloe kick butt, than watch some folks praise two guys who like to bu**-never mind, it will get my post deleted.


19 posted on 01/13/2006 9:40:49 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: doug from upland

A Wyoming cowboy...with a cute rainbow flag and a nice little lacy shirt BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!


20 posted on 01/13/2006 9:42:03 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: doug from upland

Hilarious, dfu. Big ole brokeback bump!

:)


21 posted on 01/13/2006 9:43:31 PM PST by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Boazo

That was a good one from doug.


22 posted on 01/13/2006 9:43:54 PM PST by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: sockmonkey

I've never watched "24", but after hearing Rush and others talk about it, I'm probably going to go get all the old seasons on DVD and see what all the excitement is about.

I think Monday night, I may watch an old John Wayne movie to remind myself what cowboy movies are supposed to be about -- the good guys shooting the bad guys.


23 posted on 01/13/2006 9:45:07 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: doug from upland
How about something with this one: "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"?
24 posted on 01/13/2006 9:45:23 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: wagglebee

I have never watched oscars, emmy's or any other awards shows. I also won't watch any gay movies (Broken HumpButt Mtn.). I also don't watch actors who are lib activists.

I don't watch much tv, as you might guess.


25 posted on 01/13/2006 9:49:51 PM PST by umgud (uncompassionate conservative)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Watch the awards? And give Hollywood what it needs to keep making it's offensive offerings - more viewers. No. I won't do it.

I watch the classics. In that by-gone era, movie makers used to respect their audiences.


26 posted on 01/13/2006 9:53:55 PM PST by aligncare (Watergate killed journalism)
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To: wagglebee
Last night, ABC premiered a new series called "CRUMBS". They had some pretty good promos, and I'm always looking for a good comedy. This one starred Jane Curtain, William DeVane and Fred Savage....so I thought I'd give it a try.

In the first two minutes, they introduced Fred Savage as gay, and that the plot would involve his "coming out" to his family. Then Jane Curtain is introduced from a mental institution, which she is in because she has tried to kill her hubby, William DeVane because he's run away with a young floosy.

The exact same lame plot that that the CBS show "Out of Practice" uses. Mid-aged parents in a failed marriage with numerous unmmaried 30 somethings and at least one gay son/daughter.

The networks should stick to their "reality" shows, that don't require a liberal writer's talent. I will watch "Idol" and I'm having fun with the ABC dancing show.

27 posted on 01/13/2006 9:54:52 PM PST by A Citizen Reporter
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To: A Citizen Reporter

Is it just me...or does any one else notice an insidious agenda developing here in the movie industry...yeah, since about 40 years ago.

Let's face it. Until establishment Hollywood is beaten at the box office by alternative producers and movie companies, they're going to continue to give us cultural 'engineering' or reeducation in the form of entertainment.

I'm so entertained. Aren't you just so entertained? I'm really entertained.


28 posted on 01/13/2006 10:14:51 PM PST by aligncare (Watergate killed journalism)
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To: DBeers

I looked at that one but RHINESTONE COWBOY was so much more peppy. And, it's easier to dance to. :)


29 posted on 01/13/2006 10:32:29 PM PST by doug from upland (NEW YORK TIMES -- traitorous b*st*rds)
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To: wagglebee

If chimney sweeps made movies, movies about chimney sweeps would probably sweep the Golden Globes and the Oscars.


30 posted on 01/13/2006 10:34:18 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: doug from upland

;-)


32 posted on 01/13/2006 10:41:51 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: wagglebee

Onr question. In the opening adverts, who are the sponsers? Prep-H or Chap Stik?


33 posted on 01/13/2006 11:08:36 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: writer33

Hi Chris,dfu always has funny lyrics.LOL


34 posted on 01/13/2006 11:37:04 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: wagglebee

you gotta watch the 2 hour season premiere on sunday!! :)


35 posted on 01/13/2006 11:43:31 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (There's nothing "Mainstream" about the Orwellian Media!!!)
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To: wagglebee

In all seriousness - real life is funnier than fiction.

I just can't wait till next year, so we can have a gay hockey player movie. Then maybe the gay astronaut movie.

Then - for a real moving piece - the gay President of the US movie. OOOh hurray.

It is the once AND FOREVER ridiculed Hollyweird gay fest.

And finally - what we have all been waiting for - the gay heterosexual man movie - Oh wait, we had American Beauty - didn't we?

Hollyweird is seriously messed up.

If they can make a movie about gay cowboys, when will we see the movie about striaght male hairdressers?


36 posted on 01/13/2006 11:52:37 PM PST by Mr. Rational (God gave me a brain and expects me to use it)
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To: wagglebee

37 posted on 01/13/2006 11:54:28 PM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: Dallas59

I saw that puddin' in the back of the truck, i thought i smelled a couple rottin twinkies!


38 posted on 01/14/2006 1:20:10 AM PST by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: wagglebee
Actually, when the inevitably dismal numbers come in from the movies wider release this weekend, it will be even more widely ridiculed.

The movie cost $14 million to make. It has grossed $25 million so far, so its very close to breaking even. Its getting a lot of free advertising. Then comes Pay-per-View, the premium channels and DVD. Sorry, this movie will turn a nice little profit

39 posted on 01/14/2006 1:57:27 AM PST by opinionator
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To: wagglebee
I'm really getting sick of 1% of the population constantly shoving their sick perversions and mental illness down our throats.
40 posted on 01/14/2006 1:59:50 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: pepsionice
be interesting to see if Hollywood will make some kind of gay president movie for 2006

It'll be a gay, undocumented worker, terrorist transsexual president probably.

41 posted on 01/14/2006 2:01:31 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: wagglebee
The more I read about modern Hollywood, the more I am thankful for Fox Movie Channel and Turner Classic Movies. I watched "Sunset Boulevard" this week - that film is worth a thousand "Brokeback Mountains" IMHO. I wonder when the gay remake of SB is coming out? /sarc

BURN, HOLLYWOOD, BURN!
42 posted on 01/14/2006 2:39:36 AM PST by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: umgud

"I don't watch much tv, as you might guess."

And your brain is much better off.


43 posted on 01/14/2006 2:42:54 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: wagglebee
Disgusting theme for a movie, perverted, evil, unnatural, sick, yucky, and sinful.
44 posted on 01/14/2006 2:44:31 AM PST by garylmoore (Homosexuality: Obviously unnatural, so obviously wrong.)
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To: wagglebee
This movie, a lame sequel at that...

has earned more money at the box office than these two movies combined...

That is pathetic, and it speaks volumes that the MSM and Hollywood treat these two horrible films as "must see" propaganda.

Message to Hollywood, you stink.

45 posted on 01/14/2006 3:33:30 AM PST by SkyPilot
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Here is the box office evidence.

Also, look at the receipts for Bareback Mountain and compare them to other film flops - the flops do even better.

Notice the budget for Munich. They won't even come close to breaking even.

46 posted on 01/14/2006 3:36:01 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: GVnana; wagglebee

GV: All together now...
They're not gay cowboys. They're SHEEPHERDERS!


Sheepherding 'rump rangers"


47 posted on 01/14/2006 3:50:22 AM PST by Lindykim (Courage is the first of all the virtues...if you haven*t courage, you may not have the opportunity)
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To: VeniVidiVici
I'll most likely tune in, just to confirm my suspicions that the "fix is in" and the mere mention of the movie "Brokeback" will be received with a thunderous applause or a standing ovation.

sw

48 posted on 01/14/2006 6:57:49 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: wagglebee

Is there any doubt in anyone's mind that the fix is in for BM? BM will take top honors ar GG and the Oscars. What a puking shame we have become.


49 posted on 01/14/2006 7:00:46 AM PST by devane617 (An Alley-Cat mind is a terrible thing to waste)
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To: wagglebee
Damn... they still tryin' to put lipstick on that pig?

Fools.

50 posted on 01/14/2006 7:09:08 AM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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