BrokebackMountain leads theBroadcast Critics Association nominees roster with eight mentions includingbest film, director for Ang Lee, actor for Heath Ledger and supporting actorfor Jake Gyllenhaal.

Ang Lee'sacclaimed Western will face stiff competition from Crash, which earned six nominations includingfilm, director for Paul Haggis, supporting actor for Matt Dillon and TerrenceHoward, and best ensemble acting.

Capote, The Constant Gardener, King Kong, Memoirs of A Geisha, Munich, Walk The Line, Good Night, And Good Luck and Cinderella Man round out a competitive best film field.

In the actingstakes, Ledger goes against Terrence Howard for Hustle & Flow, Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote, David Strathairn for Good Night, AndGood Luck, JoaquinPhoenix for Walk The Line, and Russell Crowe for Cinderella Man.

In the bestactress category Judi Dench is included for Mrs Henderson Presents, as are Felicity Huffman for TransAmerica, Reese Witherspoon for Walk The Line, Charlize Theron for North Country, Keria Knightley for Pride &Prejudice, and JoanAllen for The Upside Of Anger.

The directorfield reads like a who's who of celebrated filmmakers punctuated by two fresherfaces. Stephen Spielberg is nominated for Munich and is joined by Peter Jackson for KingKong, Ron Howard for CinderellaMan, Ang Lee for BrokebackMountain, as well asGeorge Clooney for Good Night, And Good Luck, and Paul Haggis for Crash.

The winners willbe announced at the awards gala on Jan 9, 2006 in Santa Monica.


Brokeback Mountain
Cinderella Man
The Constant Gardener
Good Night, And GoodLuck
King Kong
Memoirs Of A Geisha

Walk the Line

RussellCrowe, CinderellaMan
PhilipSeymour Hoffman, Capote
Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line
David Strathairn, Good Night, And Good Luck

Joan Allen, The Upside of Anger
Judi Dench, Mrs Henderson Presents
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice
Charlize Theron, NorthCountry
ReeseWitherspoon, Walkthe Line

George Clooney, Syriana
KevinCostner, TheUpside Of Anger
Matt Dillon, Crash
PaulGiamatti, CinderellaMan
JakeGyllenhaal, BrokebackMountain
Terrence Howard, Crash

AmyAdams, Junebug
MariaBello, AHistory Of Violence
CatherineKeener, Capote
Frances McDormand, North Country
RachelWeisz, TheConstant Gardener
MichelleWilliams, BrokebackMountain

Acting Ensemble:
Good Night, and Good Luck
Sin City

George Clooney, Good Night, And Good Luck
PaulHaggis, Crash
RonHoward, CinderellaMan
PeterJackson, KingKong
AngLee, BrokebackMountain
StevenSpielberg, Munich

NoahBaumbach, TheSquid And The Whale
George Clooney and GrantHeslov, GoodNight, And Good Luck
DanFutterman, Capote
Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco, Crash
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, Brokeback Mountain

Chicken Little
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Howl's Moving Castle
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit

Young Actor:
Jesse Eisenberg, The Squid And The Whale
Alex Etel, Millions
Freddie Highmore, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Owen Kline, The Squid And The Whale
Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter And Goblet Of Fire

Young Actress:
Flora Cross, Bee Season
DakotaFanning, WarOf The Worlds
Georgie Henley, The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And TheWardrobe
Q'Orianka Kilcher, The New World
Emily Watson, Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

Comedy Movie:
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Mrs Henderson Presents
The Producers
The Wedding Crashers

Family Film(Live Action):
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

Foreign LanguageFilm:
Kung Fu Hustle
Paradise Now

Hustle & Flow,Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow
A Love That Will Never Grow Old, Emmylou Harris - Brokeback Mountain
Same in Any Language,I Nine - Elizabethtown
Seasons of Love,Tracie Thoms, Jesse L Martin and cast - Rent
Travelin' Thru, DollyParton - Transamerica

Memoirs Of A Geisha
The Producers
Walk The Line

James Horner, The New World
Gustavo Santaolalla, Brokeback Mountain
John Williams, Memoirs Of A Geisha
Nancy Wilson, Elizabethtown

Enron -- The Smartest Guys In The Room
Grizzly Man
Mad Hot Ballroom
March Of The Penguins