Bil Browning

The Year of Queer at the Golden Globes

Filed By Bil Browning | January 17, 2006 8:08 AM | comments

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This year's Golden Globes awards prominently featured some of the recent films about the queer community. The awards prove that not only can a feature film with prominent gay themes win box office clout, it can also win prestigious awards.

Brokeback Mountain won four awards including "Best Drama" and "Best Director" while TransAmerica star Felicity Huffman picked up the "Best Actress" statue.

The four Globes for "Brokeback Mountain," the story of old ranch-hand buddies who conceal an ongoing homosexual affair from their families, included the directing award for Ang Lee.

The fact that "Brokeback Mountain" has found eager audiences across the country, including the conservative heartland, shows that Americans are willing to embrace stories of love in all forms, Lee said.

"It has proven you can never categorize a region or place or stereotype them," Lee said.

The Globes position "Brokeback Mountain" as a solid front-runner for the Academy Awards, whose nominations come out Jan. 31, with the Oscars handed out March 5. The film also won Globes for best screenplay and song.


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