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'Brokeback Mountain' Gets 4 Golden Globes, but will it make it to Lebanon?

Tuesday, January 17, 2006, Posted at 9:59 GMT

"Brokeback Mountain," the critically acclaimed film about two cowboys who fall in love, dominated the Golden Globe awards ceremony Monday night in Los Angeles, winning four honors, including best picture and best director.

In addition to honoring director Ang Lee, the awards for "Brokeback" included best screenplay for Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana and best song, "A Love that Will Never Grow Old." "Brokeback" was also nominated for best actor (Heath Ledger), supporting actress (Michelle Williams) and score (Gustavo Santaolalla).

Two other groundbreaking cinematic portrayals of LGBT characters won acting awards for Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who played conflicted gay writer Truman Capote in "Capote," and Felicity Huffman, who played a transgender woman who reconnects with her son.

There are no signs of a release in Lebanese cinemas any time soon. A source from Empire Cinemas said: "As of yet, no local distributor has picked up Brokeback Mountain, perhaps for fear of it not passing the Censorship Board given it's nature. So you're more likely to find it on DVD in the coming months than in theaters." Already winner of 4 Golden Globes, and having won 24 other international awards, the movie is turning out to be a top Oscar contender, so the slim possibility of its showing is yet to be confirmed. Helem's Cine Club is working on showing the DVD during one of its screenings as soon as it comes out, so stay tuned to our website on www.helem.net for updates.

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