Brokeback Mountain rides away with four BAFTAs

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The gay cowboy romance, Brokeback Mountain emerged as the victor at the BAFTAs, held in London this evening. The film scored best film whilst Ang Lee, received the best director award.

Jake Gyllenhaal, won the best supporting actor award for his portrayal of Jack Twist. Speaking after the ceremony, he said: “It’s just a pleasure to be a part of this movie and I can’t even believe I’ve got this for it.”

In total, Brokeback Mountain received four awards including best adapted screenplay but Heath Ledger missed out on the best actor gong. It has been widely tipped as the main victor for the upcoming Oscar awards.

Philip Seymour Hoffman, received the award for best actor for his portrayal of the gay writer, Truman Capote in the film of his life, Capote.

The full list of BAFTA winners are as follows:-

Best film

Brokeback Mountain

Best British film

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit

Best actor in a leading role

Philip Seymour Hoffman – Capote

Best actress in a leading role

Reese Witherspoon – Walk The Line

Best actor in a supporting role

Jake Gyllenhaal – Brokeback Mountain

Best actress in a supporting role

Thandie Newton – Crash

Original screenplay

Crash – Paul Haggis/Bobby Moresco

Adapted screenplay

Brokeback Mountain – Larry McMurtry/Diana Ossana

The David Lean Award for achievement in direction

Ang Lee – Brokeback Mountain

The Carl Foreman Award for special achievement by a British Director/Producer or Writer in their first feature film

Joe Wright (Director) – Pride Prejudice

Best film not in the English language

De Battre Mon Coeur S’est Arrete

The Anthony Asquith Award for achievement in film music

Memoirs of a Geisha – John Williams


Memoirs of a Geisha


The Constant Gardener

Production design

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Costume design

Memoirs of a Geisha


Walk the Line

Achievement in special visual effects

King Kong

Make Up and Hair

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Short animation film

Fallen Art

Short Film

Antonio’s Breakfast

Academy Fellowship

David Puttnam

The Michael Balcon Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema

Robert (Chuck) Finch and Bill Merrell