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Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Actress Mira Sorvino, academy president Sid Ganis revealing nominees. Oscar Nominations Announced
Best-picture nominees:Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Crash, Good Night and Good Luck, and Munich. Surprises (based on comments on ABC's Good Morning, America): No picture nomination for Walk the Line, though Reece Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix got acting nods. Munich and its director, Steven Spielberg, were thought be iffy, but got nominations. Crash's Don Cheadle didn't, though as producer he's honored by the best-picture nomination. William Hurt was an unlikely pick for the supporting-actor category, since his role in A History of Violence was a small one. Usually a film gets 10 or more nominations, but not this time. Usually Russell Crowe gets nominated, but not this time. Noteworthy: George Clooney tied a record with four personal nominations: Actor, supporting actor, director, and producer. Kiera Knightley's only 20, and was nominated for one of her first serious roles, for Pride & Prejudice.