Beverly Hills, CA(RUSHPRNEWS)JULY 30, 2008– The 2005 Best Picture nominee “Brokeback Mountain” will screen on Monday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Great To Be Nominated” series. E. Annie Proulx’s acclaimed short story about the thwarted love between two young men became a heartbreaking romantic drama under the direction of OscarÂ® winner Ang Lee. Following the screening, producer and screenwriter Diana Ossana and production designer Judy Becker will participate in a discussion about the film.
“Brokeback Mountain” earned a total of eight Academy AwardÂ® nominations and won OscarsÂ® for Directing (Lee), Music – Original Score (Gustavo Santaolalla) and Writing – Adapted Screenplay (Larry McMurtry, Ossana). The film also received nominations for Best Picture (Ossana and James Schamus, producers), Actor in a Leading Role (Heath Ledger), Actor in a Supporting Role (Jake Gyllenhaal), Actress in a Supporting Role (Michelle Williams) and Cinematography (Rodrigo Prieto).
The Oscar-nominated animated shorts “Badgered” and “9” will be screened prior to the feature.
Individual tickets for each of the remaining screenings in part five of “Great to be Nominated” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Curtain time for all features is 7:30 p.m., and pre-show elements will begin at 7 p.m. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.
Editors: Downloadable images are available at http://photos.oscars.org.
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