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Brokeback the favorite of Florida critics

Brokeback the favorite of Florida critics

Further proving the red-state appeal of the poignant gay Western romance, Brokeback Mountain was 2005's big winner with the Florida Film Critics Circle.

Further proving the red-state appeal of the poignant gay Western romance, Brokeback Mountain was 2005's big winner with the Florida Film Critics Circle, winning awards for Best Picture, Best Director (Ang Lee), Best Screenplay (Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, adapting the novella by Annie Proulx), and Best Cinematography (Rodrigo Prieto). Variety reports that the group of 14 critics also honored Philip Seymour Hoffman for his portrayal of gay writer Truman Capote in Capote. Other honorees included Reese Witherspoon as Best Actress in Walk the Line; Paul Giamatti as Best Supporting Actor in Cinderella Man; Amy Adams as Best Supporting Actress in Junebug; Kung Fu Hustle as Best Foreign Film; Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit as Best Animated Film; and Grizzly Man as Best Documentary. The Pauline Kael Breakout Award went to Terence Howard for Hustle & Flow and Crash. (Advocate.com)

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