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ALL THE WORLD LOVES A (COWBOY) LOVER

The New York Film Critics Circle, echoing The Los Angeles Critics Association, named Ang Lee and his gay cowboy-themed “Brokeback Mountain” the top director and top picture of 2005. The group also chose the film’s Heath Ledger (at left) as the year’s best actor. Below is a complete list of Critics Circle’s choices.

 

BEST PICTURE
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

BEST DIRECTOR

ANG LEE (“Brokeback Mountain”)

BEST ACTOR
HEATH LEDGER (“Brokeback Mountain”)

BEST ACTRESS
REESE WITHERSPOON (“Walk the Line”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
WILLIAM HURT (“A History of Violence”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
MARIA BELLO (“A History of Violence”)

BEST SCREENPLAY
NOAH BAUMBACH (“The Squid and the Whale”)

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

2046

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Werner Herzog’s “GRIZZLY MAN”
Werner Herzog’s “WHITE DIAMOND”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE

BEST FIRST FILM
CAPOTE (Bennett Miller)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
2046 (Christopher Doyle, Lai Yiu Fai, Kwan Pun Leung)