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Brokeback Mountain‘s up for eight. (AP):

The cowboy love story “Brokeback Mountain” led the Academy Awards field Tuesday with eight nominations, among them best picture and honors for actor Heath Ledger and director Ang Lee.

Also nominated for best picture were the Truman Capote story “Capote”; the ensemble drama “Crash”; the Edward R. Murrow chronicle “Good Night, and Good Luck”; and the assassination thriller “Munich.”

…Along with best-actor contender Ledger, and directing nominee Lee, “Brokeback Mountain” scored nominations for Michelle Williams as supporting actress, Jake Gyllenhaal as supporting actor and Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana for their screenplay adaptation of Annie Proulx’s short story.

Director Lee said he was gratified at the reception both homosexual and heterosexual audiences have given “Brokeback Mountain,” which has proven a steady box-office draw across the country.

“I didn’t know there were so many gay people out there. Everywhere, they turn up,” Lee said. “More importantly, I think I’m amazed how people everywhere have had the sensitivity to want to get into the complexity of the issue, the probability of love, the illusion of love, all those things. It’s not simple things you can categorize as right or wrong.”

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