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'Brokeback Mountain' Gets 8 Oscar Nominations'
Yahoo News ^ | 1/31/06 | AP

Posted on 01/31/2006 5:52:22 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta

The cowboy love story "Brokeback Mountain" led the Academy Awards field Tuesday with eight nominations, among them best picture and honors for actor Heath Ledger and director Ang Lee.

Also nominated for best picture were the Truman Capote story "Capote"; the ensemble drama "Crash"; the Edward R. Murrow chronicle "Good Night, and Good Luck"; and the assassination thriller "Munich."

The Johnny Cash biography, "Walk the Line," considered a likely best picture nominee, was shut out, though Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon earned acting nominations for the film.

George Clooney picked up two nominations, as supporting actor for his role as a steadfast CIA undercover agent in "Syriana" and best director for his Edward R. Murrow tale "Good Night, and Good Luck."

Along with best-actor contender Ledger, and directing nominee Lee, "Brokeback Mountain" scored nominations for Michelle Williams as supporting actress, Jake Gyllenhaal as supporting actor and Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana for their screenplay adaptation of Annie Proulx's short story.


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KEYWORDS: academyawards; films; hollyweird; homosexualagenda; lubedoscar; movies; oscars; perverts; pudding; villagecowboys
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1 posted on 01/31/2006 5:52:23 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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...Art reflects life.......life reflects Art.....


2 posted on 01/31/2006 5:54:07 AM PST by auto power
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

The biggest laugh line of the year will be when the Academy issues its requisite "Please do not make political comments during your speech" directive.


4 posted on 01/31/2006 5:54:52 AM PST by william clark
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

They just won't stop will they? Queers nominating queers.


5 posted on 01/31/2006 5:55:02 AM PST by refermech
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I can already see the headlines now -

"Ratings for Academy Awards dip to an all time low."


6 posted on 01/31/2006 5:55:21 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Sigh....Krauthammer obviously was right...he said that about 18 people have seen buttcrack mountain, but they were the right people.....


7 posted on 01/31/2006 5:55:48 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Islam, liberalism and abortions are terminal..)
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To: refermech

Sick Sick Society Award To Hollyweird!


8 posted on 01/31/2006 5:55:59 AM PST by MrLee
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To: MillerCreek; AntiGuv; mcvey

Oscar ping


9 posted on 01/31/2006 5:56:02 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta (Democrats would vote against Jesus Christ for the Supreme Court.)
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To: refermech

It's just sick - another reason we homeschool.


10 posted on 01/31/2006 5:56:18 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Good grief. They pick Oscar nominations based on how poorly a movie did now? Those are all flops, except Brokeback Mountain...though with its huge advertising budget and every queer movie reviewer penning erection laden reviews, it should have made 150 million by now.


11 posted on 01/31/2006 5:56:40 AM PST by pissant
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Queer shepherds? George Clooney? Good grief, what a toilet.


12 posted on 01/31/2006 5:57:24 AM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Does anyone know if we've ever had it happen before?...where you have both BEST ACTOR and ACTRESS nominees, but the film doesn't get a BEST PICTURE nomination..?


13 posted on 01/31/2006 5:58:36 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
' ... cowboy love story "Brokeback Mountain" ...'

That says it all. Cowboys will never seem the same to me again.

14 posted on 01/31/2006 5:58:38 AM PST by itsinthebag (E)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

"Best use of pudding in a western"


15 posted on 01/31/2006 5:58:58 AM PST by jrg
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To: clawrence3

Good for you, I have 3 year old twins and at 53 I don't have the energy to home school but I sure as hell will be watching what they get taught!


16 posted on 01/31/2006 5:59:03 AM PST by refermech
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Looks like a lot of "cowboys and cowgirls" comin to
Chi- town!

chicagotribune.com


8,000 already signed up for Gay Games in July


January 31, 2006

CHICAGO AREA -- More than 8,000 participants, from more than 30 nations, have signed up to attend the Gay Games events scheduled for July in the Chicago area, organizers said Monday.

"Our registration rates to date are ahead of expectations, and we may exceed our forecast of 12,000 participating athletes and artists," Brian McGuinness, the Games' executive director, said Monday in a news release.

The last Gay Games, in 2002 in Sydney, had 11,000 participants, organizers said.

Officials said some sports, such as sailing, are already closed for registration because they have reached capacity, and golf and ice hockey are nearly full.

Information about participating in the July 15 to July 22 events can be found at www.gaygameschicago.org.


17 posted on 01/31/2006 5:59:15 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Disgusting. It was ok when Hollywood was about naked women, but this is just sick.


18 posted on 01/31/2006 5:59:26 AM PST by countorlock (But thy strong Hours indignant work'd their wills, And beat me down and marr'd and wasted me,)
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To: B.O. Plenty

at the same time I'm sure a buttload (ha!) of FReepers will be willing to trash the flick not having seen it


19 posted on 01/31/2006 5:59:33 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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It will win it's awards but hollyweird will pay for it.
20 posted on 01/31/2006 5:59:55 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

"Best Same Sex Love Scene in A Major Motion Picture"....


21 posted on 01/31/2006 6:00:02 AM PST by jrg
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To: ken5050
Does anyone know if we've ever had it happen before?...where you have both BEST ACTOR and ACTRESS nominees, but the film doesn't get a BEST PICTURE nomination..?

Walk the Line was a great movie.

22 posted on 01/31/2006 6:00:05 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta (Democrats would vote against Jesus Christ for the Supreme Court.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
"OSCAR" THREAD...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1568590/posts

23 posted on 01/31/2006 6:00:08 AM PST by MillerCreek
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24 posted on 01/31/2006 6:00:19 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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The marginalization of Hollywierd continues.

I hope Barebutt Mountin sweeps the Oscars. Put the Hollywierd agenda right out there for America to see. I bet America says "I CAN QUIT YOU!"

25 posted on 01/31/2006 6:00:29 AM PST by commish (Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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LOL, Hollywood perversions on display.

These commie-vampires suck the lifeblood out of everything good and decent.
26 posted on 01/31/2006 6:00:34 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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'Brokeback Mountain' Gets 8 Oscar Nominations'

Like this was truly a suprise? Hollywood is a complete toilet.

27 posted on 01/31/2006 6:00:48 AM PST by Centurion2000 (SUPPORT THE DANES! BURN A KORAN!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
See previous..."OSCAR" THREAD.
28 posted on 01/31/2006 6:00:50 AM PST by MillerCreek
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I have no doubt that if a movie about gay cowboys gets 8 nominations, if I wrote one about gay soldiers I'd get twice that number.

Just one more reason to ignore Hollywood. Not that we really needed another one....


29 posted on 01/31/2006 6:01:34 AM PST by Hurricane Andrew (History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.)
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To: KeyLargo
Officials said some sports, such as sailing, are already closed for registration because they have reached capacity, and golf and ice hockey are nearly full.

I wonder if there will be any "fisting" events.

30 posted on 01/31/2006 6:01:45 AM PST by itsinthebag (E)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Just as many predicted, and of course it will win two or more AA's. I would not doubt that it is given the Best Picture "award". The agenda is relentless! Was on the treadmill at the club (multiple lcd tv's) last week and this movie was the subject of Oprah for nearly half her show! It was pretty disgusting. Then I thought of Oprah's utter hypocrisy of her supposedly offering large rewards for anyone who turns in a child molester yet she shows this filth, clearly trying tp sell this as normal behavior.
31 posted on 01/31/2006 6:01:58 AM PST by Obadiah
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That is one sorry crop of overpraised leftist twaddle and historical revisionism. They couldn't even throw in one decent movie like "Walk the Line" for the 95 percent of Americans who aren't liberal, gay, Left Coast, Bush-hating anti-war protesters. The only one of the bunch that deserves to be nominated for "Best Picture" at all is "Capote," which really was excellent, but hardly a box office giant.

If I were programming one of the other networks, I'd put a John Wayne movie opposite the Oscar telecast this year and bury it in the ratings .

32 posted on 01/31/2006 6:01:59 AM PST by HHFi
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Very predictable nominations except for Walk The Line getting shafted. Brokeback Mountain must've missed one of the Tech categories that most were predicting for it (9 nominations was the most common line). I'm guessing Art Direction but maybe Original Score, because that's a very cliquish group that almost never has a first-time nominee.


33 posted on 01/31/2006 6:02:15 AM PST by AntiGuv ()
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Phillip Seymour Hoffman better get Best Actor or the whole thing is rigged.


35 posted on 01/31/2006 6:02:31 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

My favorite cowboy, Ben Johnson, is spinning in his grave.


36 posted on 01/31/2006 6:02:48 AM PST by Quilla
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To: B.O. Plenty

> Krauthammer obviously was right...he said that about 18 people have seen buttcrack mountain, but they were the right people.....

I was going to say the same thing. Who actually *has* seen this movie? The Michael Moore crowd? The metrosexuals?


37 posted on 01/31/2006 6:03:08 AM PST by cloud8
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To: HHFi
If I were programming one of the other networks, I'd put a John Wayne movie opposite the Oscar telecast this year and bury it in the ratings .

DAMN good idea!

38 posted on 01/31/2006 6:03:13 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled 'Brokeback Mountain' Gets 8 Oscar Nominations', B.O. Plenty wrote:

Sigh....Krauthammer obviously was right...he said that about 18 people have seen buttcrack mountain, but they were the right people.....

With a gross of $51,024,343, they must have paid and awful lot for those tickets. They must have been the right people. :-)
39 posted on 01/31/2006 6:03:32 AM PST by Tequila25
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Walk The Line didn't even get nominated for best movie, and Russell Crowe was snubbed again. He's no more of a jerk than the rest of them, and a better actor than most. And the Johnny Cash movie is at least as good as "Ray".


40 posted on 01/31/2006 6:03:47 AM PST by BonnieJ
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41 posted on 01/31/2006 6:04:09 AM PST by Lil'freeper ("Vote for Pedro and all your wildest dreams will come true.")
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Jake Gyllenhaal as supporting actor...

Was Jake the... how is it put? The... passive partner in the love affair?

Just like hollywood. Give second prize to the "woman."

42 posted on 01/31/2006 6:04:16 AM PST by Steely Tom
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To: MillerCreek

Sorry - the "previous" thread got pulled as duplicate.


43 posted on 01/31/2006 6:04:21 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
ONLY TWO THINGS COME FROM BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, BOY! STEERS AND QUEERS! I DON'T SEE NO HORNS ON YEW, BOY!


44 posted on 01/31/2006 6:04:26 AM PST by NRA1995 (GOOOOOOO STEELERS!!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

That guy is probably famous somewhere by now!!!


45 posted on 01/31/2006 6:04:33 AM PST by jdm
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so we have not only a far left hollyweird we now have hollyweird pushing butsex,terrorist, pro-commie movies.

So which advertisers are going to be STUPID enough to advertise on the homosexual oscars?

Ford would be SUPER-STUPID to advertise on that show.


46 posted on 01/31/2006 6:04:34 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: HHFi

"Capote" was playing in a couple of theaters in the DC area when it was released. Now it's in many theaters. It's being discovered for what it is - excellent.


47 posted on 01/31/2006 6:05:07 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: clawrence3

Also, these people do not understand that...when they push the envelope so blatantly far...further destroying the credibility of the Motion Picture Academy...even independents who care little about the gay issue...start to say "now wait a minute!"

The blatancy of this blows my mind. Why don't they just rename it the Gay Academy Awards and get it over with?

These people all want Brokeback to be up there with Casablanca and Gone with the Wind.


48 posted on 01/31/2006 6:05:09 AM PST by GermanBusiness
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

I didn't have to watch "Debbie Does Dallas" to comment on its moral character either.


49 posted on 01/31/2006 6:05:13 AM PST by clawrence3
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

That seals it. I'll watch reruns of Gilligan's Island before I watch the Academy Awards.

Thank you very little...


50 posted on 01/31/2006 6:05:35 AM PST by Bean Counter ("Stout Hearts!")
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