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Ang Lee's adaptation of E. Annie Proulx's story Brokeback Mountain stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger as young cowboys named Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar. Each of them is hired to corral sheep on the title location and they soon bond very closely. Their platonic relationship explodes into a physical one, but eventually the two are separated when their job comes to an end. Although the two follow different life paths -- one becoming a father of two and the other marrying into a successful business -- they have a reunion years later. Each is affected profoundly by the rekindling of their old feelings for each other. Those feelings lead each to consider what continuing their hidden relationship would cost them. The screenplay was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:December 9, 2005

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Producers Guild of America James Schamus Producer of the Year 2005 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Schamus Best Picture 2005 Nominee
Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Rodrigo Prieto Best Cinematography 2005 Winner
Phoenix Film Critics Association Rodrigo Prieto Best Cinematography 2005 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Rodrigo Prieto Best Cinematography 2005 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Rodrigo Prieto Best Cinematography 2005 Nominee
American Society of Cinematographers Rodrigo Prieto Best Cinematography 2005 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Rodrigo Prieto Best Cinematography 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rodrigo Prieto Best Cinematography 2005 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Bernie Taupin Best Original Song 2005 Winner
London Film Critics Association Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Winner
Las Vegas Film Critics Association Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Winner
Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Winner
National Board of Review Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Winner
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Winner
Directors Guild of America Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Winner
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Winner
Online Film Critics Association Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Nominee
Iowa Film Critics Association Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Ang Lee Best Director 2005 Nominee
Las Vegas Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Actor 2005 Winner
Phoenix Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Actor 2005 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Actor - Runner-up 2005 Winner
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Actor 2005 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Heath Ledger Best Actor - Runner-up 2005 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Heath Ledger Best Actor 2005 Winner
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Heath Ledger Best Actor 2005 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Heath Ledger Best Actor 2005 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Actor 2005 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Heath Ledger Best Actor 2005 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Heath Ledger Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2005 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Actor 2005 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Actor 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Heath Ledger Best Actor 2005 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Heath Ledger Best Actor 2005 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Heath Ledger Best Actor 2005 Nominee
Phoenix Film Critics Association Michelle Williams Best Supporting Actress 2005 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Michelle Williams Best Supporting Actress 2005 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Michelle Williams Best Supporting Actress 2005 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Michelle Williams Best Supporting Actress 2005 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Michelle Williams Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2005 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Michelle Williams Best Supporting Actress 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michelle Williams Best Supporting Actress 2005 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Michelle Williams Best Supporting Actress 2005 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Michelle Williams Best Supporting Actress 2005 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jake Gyllenhaal Best Supporting Actor 2005 Winner
Phoenix Film Critics Association Jake Gyllenhaal Best Supporting Actor 2005 Winner
National Board of Review Jake Gyllenhaal Best Supporting Actor 2005 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Jake Gyllenhaal Best Supporting Actor 2005 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Jake Gyllenhaal Best Supporting Actor 2005 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Jake Gyllenhaal Best Supporting Actor 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jake Gyllenhaal Best Supporting Actor 2005 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Jake Gyllenhaal Best Supporting Actor 2005 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Larry McMurtry Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Larry McMurtry Best Screenplay 2005 Winner
Online Film Critics Association Larry McMurtry Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Winner
Phoenix Film Critics Association Larry McMurtry Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Winner
Writers Guild of America Larry McMurtry Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Winner
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Larry McMurtry Best Screenplay 2005 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Larry McMurtry Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Winner
London Film Critics Association Larry McMurtry Best Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Larry McMurtry Best Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Larry McMurtry Best Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Emmylou Harris Best Song 2005 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Diana Ossana Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Diana Ossana Best Screenplay 2005 Winner
Online Film Critics Association Diana Ossana Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Winner
Phoenix Film Critics Association Diana Ossana Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Winner
Producers Guild of America Diana Ossana Producer of the Year 2005 Winner
Writers Guild of America Diana Ossana Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Winner
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Diana Ossana Best Screenplay 2005 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Diana Ossana Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Winner
London Film Critics Association Diana Ossana Best Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Diana Ossana Best Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Diana Ossana Best Picture 2005 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Diana Ossana Best Screenplay 2005 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Dylan Tichenor Best Editing 2005 Nominee
American Cinema Editors Guild Dylan Tichenor Best Edited Feature - Drama 2005 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Geraldine Peroni Best Editing 2005 Nominee
American Cinema Editors Guild Geraldine Peroni Best Edited Feature - Drama 2005 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Gustavo Santaolalla Best Original Song 2005 Winner
Online Film Critics Association Gustavo Santaolalla Best Score 2005 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gustavo Santaolalla Best Original Score 2005 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Gustavo Santaolalla Best Original Score 2005 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Gustavo Santaolalla Best Film Music 2005 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Gustavo Santaolalla Best Original Score 2005 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Gustavo Santaolalla Best Score 2005 Nominee

Cast

Heath Ledger
as Ennis Del Mar
Jake Gyllenhaal
as Jack Twist
Michelle Williams
as Alma
Anne Hathaway
as Lureen Newsome
Linda Cardellini
as Cassie
Randy Quaid
as Joe Aguirre
Kate Mara
as Alma Jr. Age 19
Anna Faris
as Lashawn Malone
Valerie Planche
as Waitress
Lachlan Mackintosh
as Chilean Sheepherder
Marty Antonini
as Timmy
Tom Carey
as Rodeo Clown
Dan McDougall
as Bartender 1
Duval Lang
as Announcer
Hannah Stewart
as Alma Jr. Age 3
Scott Michael Campbell
as Monroe
Mary Liboiron
as Fayette Newsome
Graham Beckel
as L.B. Newsome
Kade Philips
as Ennis, Age 9
Brooklyn Proulx
as Jenny, Age 4
James Baker
as Farmer
Pete Seadon
as Farmer
Sarah Hyslop
as Alma Jr. Age 9-12
Jacey Kenny
as Jenny, Age 7-8
Cayla Wolever
as Jenny, Age 11
Cheyenne Hill
as Alma Jr. Age 13
Jake Church
as Bobby, Age 10
Ken Zilka
as Roughneck
John Tench
as Roughneck
David Harbour
as Randall Monroe
Will Martin
as Carl
Gary Lauder
as Killer Mechanic
Christian Fraser
as Grease Monkey
Cam A. Sutherland
as Assailant
Roberta Maxwell
as Jack's Mother
Peter McRobbie
as John Twist
Chyanne Hodgson
as Barrel Racer
David Leader
as Bull Fighter
Jory Vine
as Bull Fighter
Mark Van Tienhoven
as Bull Fighter
Greg Schlosser
as Bull Rider
Dwayne Wiley
as Bull Rider
Shane Pollitt
as Bull Dogger 1
Lynn Ivall
as Rodeo Hazer

Crew

Ang Lee
Director
James Schamus
Producer
Diana Ossana
Producer
Diana Ossana
Screenwriter
Larry McMurtry
Screenwriter
Rodrigo Prieto
Cinematographer
Gustavo Santaolalla
Composer (Music Score)
Kathy Nelson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Geraldine Peroni
Editor
Dylan Tichenor
Editor
Laura Ballinger-Gardner
Art Director
Tracey Baryski
Art Director
Scott Ferguson
Co-producer
William Pohlad
Executive Producer
Alberta Film Entertainment
Executive Producer
Larry McMurtry
Executive Producer
Michael Costigan
Executive Producer
Michael Hausman
Executive Producer
Patricia Cuccia
Set Decorator
Carrie Marklinger
Set Decorator
Marit Allen
Costume Designer
Catherine Davis
Set Decorator
Drew Kunin
Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre Tremblay
First Assistant Director
Michael Hausman
First Assistant Director
Alic Chehade
Camera Operator
Peter Wunstorf
Camera Operator
Damon Moreau
Camera Operator
Deb Green
Casting
Avy Kaufman
Casting
Trish Robinson
Casting
Karen Bedard
Script Supervisor
Hudson Cooley
Production Coordinator
Marcelo Zarvos
Additional Music
Jurgen Lutze
Construction Coordinator
Scott Ferguson
Unit Production Manager
Gustavo Santaolalla
Musical Performer
Tom Benz
Unit Production Manager
Gerry Robert Byrne
Post Production Supervisor
Damon Moreau
Steadicam Operator
Kelly Fraser
Costumes Supervisor
Eugene Gearty
Supervising Sound Editor
Christine Thomson
Costumes Supervisor
Brad Moerke
Second Assistant Director
Philip Stockton
Supervising Sound Editor
Darryl Solly
Location Manager
Christopher Porter
Gaffer
Peter Wunstorf
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Reilly Steele
Re-Recording Mixer
Elizabeth Greenberg
Casting Associate
Maurice Routly
Special Effects Coordinator
Kirk Jarrett
Stunts Coordinator
Linda Melazzo
Key Make-up
Ken Wills
Properties Master
Anne Hannan
Production Accountant
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