Boston Critics Go Cowboy, Capote

On Sunday Brokeback Mountain film also topped the Boston Society of Film Critics awards according to published reports, picking up best picture and director, with Capote‘s Phillip Seymour Hoffman scooping Brokeback’s Heath Ledger for top male acting honors. The awards season front runner for best actress, Walk the Line‘s Reese Witherspoon picked up that award from the Boston crix, beating out my pretend girlfriend, Keira Knightly (Pride and Prejudice).

In the supporting actress category, Boston duplicated the L.A. critics in naming Katherine Keener for her body of work in 2005, citing Capote, The 40 Year Old Virgin and The Ballad of Jack & Rose, but omitted The Interpreter, which was included in the L.A. Critics’ list. Paul Giamatti picked up the nod for best supporting actor (Cinderella Man), beating out Oliver Platt (Cassanova, The Ice Harvest)
Remaining winners include:
Best Screenplay: Dan Futterman, Capote
Best Documentary: Murderball
David Brudnoy New Filmmaker Award: Joe Wright , director of Pride and Prejudice
Best Ensemble Cast: Syriana
Best Cinematography: Robert Elswit, Good Night, And Good Luck
Best Foreign Film: Kung Fu Hustle, directed by Stephen Chow
Photos – Top to Bottom: Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Capote, © Sony Pictures Classics; Matt Damon, George Clooney, Alexander Siddig in Stephen Gaghan‘s Syriana, © Warner Bros. Pictures

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