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The Hugs and Snubs at the Oscar Nominations

Posted by Fara Kearnes on January 31, 2006 6:11 PM |

George Clooney picThe list of Academy Award nominees was announced this morning and while there were a few surprises for who made the list, there were also surprises among the ommissions.

"Brokeback Mountain" lead with eight nominations as expected while George Clooney made history as the first ever nominee to get nods for Best Director and Best Supporting Actor for two different movies. Keira Knightley was a surprised nomination for best actress in "Pride and Prejudice" while more deserving Joan Allen for "The Upside of Anger" was left off the list. On the men's side, Russell Crowe was NOT nominated for "Cinderella Man" and he tops the list for this year's snubs. Ditto Eric Bana for "Munich." Leading the best picture of the year SNUBS are: "Cinderella Man", "The Constant Gardner", "Walk the Line", and "Pride and Prejudice".

Now for the nominees. The actors in a Leading Role are: Philip Seymour Hoffman {Capote},Terrence Howard {Hustle & Flow}, Heath Ledger {Brokeback Mountain}, Joaquin Phoenix {Walk The Line}, and David Strathairn {Good Night and Good Luck}.

Actor in a Supporting Role are: George Clooney {Syriana}, Matt Dillon {Crash}, Paul Giamatti {Cinderella Man}, Jake Gyllenhaal {Brokeback Mountain}, and William Hurt {A History of Violence}.

Actress in a Leading Role are: Judi Dench {Mrs. Henderson Presents}, Felicity Huffman {Transamerica}, Keira Knightley {Pride & Prejudice}, Charlize Theron {North Country}, and Reese Witherspoon {Walk The Line}.

Actress in a Supporting Role are: Amy Adams {Junebug}, Catherine Keener {Capote}, Frances McDormand {North Country}, Rachel Weisz {The Constant Gardner}, and Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain).

For Best Director: George Clooney {Good Night, and Good Luck}, Steven Spielberg {Munich}, Paul Haggis {Crash}, Ang Lee {Brokeback Mountain}, and Bennett Miller {Capote}.

And for Best Picture: Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Crash, Good Night and Good Luck, and Munich.

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