Brokeback Mountain scores best director award at Oscars

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Despite being nominated for eight Oscars including best actor for Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain scored only three awards at the Oscars ceremony held in Hollywood yesterday.

The film which has wowed audiences across Britain has scored some high profile fans including the Conservative leader, David Cameron.

It scored nominations for Jake Gyllenhaal, best supporting actor, Heath Ledger, best actor and Ang Lee as best director. Michelle Williams was nominated for best supporting actress. The film was also nominated for the prestigious best picture gong together with nominations for best adapted screenplay, best cinematography and best original score.

The BBC said that Heath Ledger was so annoyed at missing out on an award that he ignored reporters on the way to the after show party.

However, at the ceremony held last night in Hollywood, the film received awards for best music score, best director and best adapted screenplay (from the book by Annie Proulx.)

The winners were:

Best picture


Best director

Ang Lee – Brokeback Mountain

Best actor

Philip Seymour Hoffman – Capote

Best actress

Reese Witherspoon – Walk the Line

Best supporting actor

George Clooney – Syriana

Best supporting actress

Rachel Weisz – The Constant Gardener

Best animated feature film

Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Best foreign language film

Tsotsi (South Africa)

Best original screenplay


Best adapted screenplay

Brokeback Mountain

Best documentary feature

March of the Penguins

Best cinematography

Memoirs of a Geisha

Best visual effects

King Kong

Best art direction

Memoirs of a Geisha

Best film editing


Best sound mixing

King Kong

Sound editing

King Kong

Best music (song)

It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp – Hustle and Flow

Best music (score)

Brokeback Mountain

Best costume design

Memoirs of a Geisha

Best make-up

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

Best short film

Six Shooter

Best animated short film

The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation

Best documentary short subject

A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin

Lifetime achievement award

Director and writer Robert Altman